Guidance

Excise Movement and Control System: service availability and issues

Check the availability and any issues affecting the Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) online service.

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Latest updates on the availability and any issues affecting the EMCS online service.

Published 24 August 2015
Last updated 27 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. All electronic UK EMCS messages, including movements created or amended between 11:26am on 30 November 2018 and 12:25pm on 3 December 2018 have not been received by EU member states. More information about this issue and what you should do in the meantime has been added.
  2. There may be partial disruption to this service on Tuesday 12 March from 6am to 7:30am. Information about this issue has been added. The service issue about electronic UK EMCS messages has now been resolved.
  3. Planned downtime for Saturday 16 February 2019 11am to 4pm has been added.
  4. The times for planned downtime on 5 February 2019 have been changed from midday to 7pm to midday to 8pm. More information about this issue has been added.
  5. You will be unable to use this service between midday and 7pm on Tuesday 5 February 2019. Information about this issue has been added.
  6. All electronic UK EMCS messages, including movements created or amended between 11:26am on 30 November 2018 and 12:25pm on 3 December 2018 have not been received by EU member states. More information about this issue and what you should do in the meantime has been added.
  7. Service issue for EMCS authentication has been added.
  8. EMCS delayed responses on 28 November 2018 from 6pm to 9pm has been added to the service issues section.
  9. Downtime previously planned for 17 and 18 November will now take place on 24 and 25 November.
  10. Service issue for Thursday 8 November 2018 from 6pm to 11pm has been added.
  11. Planned downtime for 3 and 4 November will now take place on 17 and 18 November.
  12. Planned downtime for 3 and 4 November added.
  13. Full service is now available for the Excise Movement and Control System.
  14. HMRC is aware of issues affecting EMCS traffic. This is being investigated as a high priority.
  15. The service issues section has been updated.
  16. EMCS service has been restored.
  17. 'Maximum Journey Times (Days)' have been amended for some Transport Mode Codes.
  18. Planned downtime section for 14 February 2018 has been amended with new information.
  19. Planned downtime from Wednesday 14 February 2018 5pm to one minute past midnight on Thursday 15 February 2018 has been added to this page.
  20. Planned downtime scheduled for 19 March 2017 has been cancelled.
  21. Planned downtime section amended with new information.
  22. Service availability section has been updated.
  23. Urgent message added to Service availability.
  24. Planned downtime section amended with new information.
  25. Planned downtime section amended with new time.
  26. Amendment to planned downtime for 16 October 2016.
  27. Planned downtime has been updated.
  28. The service issues section has been updated.
  29. Service issues message has been added to this page.
  30. Planned downtime has been updated.
  31. Planned downtime added to page.
  32. Planned downtime added to the page.
  33. Service issues section has been updated.
  34. Service issues section has been updated.
  35. Service issues section has been updated including details of the planned EMCS upgrade.
  36. Planned downtime message (expired) removed from page.
  37. Planned downtime has been added to this page.
  38. Service issues section has been updated.
  39. Planned downtime has been added to this page.
  40. Planned downtime section updated.
  41. Planned downtime section updated.
  42. Planned downtime section updated.
  43. Planned downtime for EMCS service has been added to this page.
  44. Planned downtime has been added to this page.
  45. First published.