Excise Notice DS5: UK Duty Stamps Scheme

This notice explains the UK's requirements for duty stamping of retail containers of spirits, wine and made-wine that are intended for consumption.



This notice has been amended to reflect the UK’s exit from the EU and the end of the transition period.

Published 1 May 2010
Last updated 26 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. This page has been updated because the Brexit transition period has ended.

  2. The fax number for the Duty Stamps Team has been amended and the Customs hotline has been renamed the HMRC fraud hotline.

  3. This notice cancels and replaces Notice DS5 (June 2006).

  4. Within Excise Notice DS5: UK Duty Stamps Scheme attachment, paragraph 6.2 has been amended.

  5. First published.