Claim repayment or remission of charges on rejected imports (C&E1179)

Use form C&E1179 to claim repayment or remission of customs charges paid on rejected imports.


Claim for repayment or remission of Import Duty, CAP charges, ADD charges, VAT and Excise Duty paid on rejected imports (C&E1179)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


Use form C&E1179 to claim repayment or remission of customs charges on goods which:

  • don’t meet the conditions of their contract
  • are defective
  • are damaged before customs clearance

When you submit this form you must also send:

  • a copy of the import invoice
  • documentary proof of entitlement
  • a worksheet showing how you’ve calculated the amount to be repaid or remitted, if your claim relates to only part of the imported consignment

Email HMRC to ask for this form in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Refunds and waivers on customs debt
Find out about repayment and remission of customs duties under the Union Customs Code (UCC), and how to apply.

Published 4 April 2014
Last updated 18 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. The address to send your claim form has been updated.
  2. Content changes to form C&E1179 due to withdrawal of Notice 266.
  3. Listed the additional documentation you must provide to support your claim.
  4. First published.