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For use with the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system.
A reference must be entered for harmonised declarations. This should be one of the following:
as quoted on the document, certificate, authorisation, or licence reference HMRC gave to you
as listed in the document certificate and authorisation codes for harmonised declarations
obtained from the relevant parts of the tariff, for example, box 44 for licences and custom schemes
the custom procedure codes
separate instructions, for example, Customs Freight Simplified Procedures
a trader’s own reference
For the ‘X’ series of status codes and their relationship with the reference:
When document status codes are used for declaring licences the document reference is used to identify the licence type. For example, when ‘XB’ is used the reference will be in the form of a country code and licence type (such as, GBCAP). For other documents, a document reference isn’t declared.