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Changes to CDS volume 3 of the UK Trade Tariff (Tariff stop press notice 30)

Check the changes to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) version of volume 3 of the UK Trade Tariff

Due to ongoing development of the CDS, and refinements to declaration completion requirements, we’ve identified amendments to previously circulated CDS volume 3 information.

These are the details of the amendments you need to know about.

Changes to Table 1 (and the corresponding entries in Table 2)

Introduction

In the introduction insert additional bullet point and note below:

  • the fourth table details the Special Fiscal Territories and countries with which the EU has a Customs Union

Note - the information included in Tables 1 and 2 are identical. An asterisk (*) in Table 1 or 2 indicates that the country is a Special Territory or a Territory with which the EU has a Customs Union. A separate list can be found in Table 4.

Country codes

Insert an asterisk against the following country name - Andorra*.

In the country name column for:

  • United Arab Emirates insert the following additional names: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al Qaiwain
  • Angola insert the following additional text: including Cabinda
  • Antarctica insert the following additional text: Territory south of 60° south latitude; not including the French Southern Territories (TF), Bouvet Island (BV), South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GS)

Delete the entry for the Aland Islands.

In the country name column for:

  • Brunei Darussalam insert the following additional text: Often referred to as Brunei
  • Bolivia, Plurinational State of insert the following additional text: Often referred to as Bolivia
  • Belarus insert the following additional text: Often referred to as Belorussia
  • Congo (Democratic Republic of) insert the following additional text: Formerly Zaire
  • Switzerland insert the following additional text: Including the German territory of Büsingen and the Italian municipality of Campione d’Italia
  • Côte d’Ivoire insert the following additional text: Often referred to as Ivory Coast
  • Cabo Ve
  • Czech Rebulicia amend text to - Czech Republic
  • Germany insert the following additional text: Including the island of Heligoland; excluding the territory of Büsingen
  • Ecuador insert the following additional text: Including the Galápagos Islands
  • Spain insert the following additional text: Including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands; excluding Ceuta (XC) and Melilla (XL)
  • Finland insert the following additional text: Including the Åland Islands*
  • Micronesia, Federated States of insert the following additional text: Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap
  • France insert the following additional text: Including Monaco, the French overseas departments (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion) and the French northern part of St Martin
  • Grenada insert the following additional text: Including Southern Grenadines

Delete the entry for:

  • French Guiana
  • Guadeloupe

Insert an * against the entry for Guernsey (that is, Guernsey*).

In the country name column for:

  • Hong Kong insert the following additional text: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
  • Honduras insert the following additional text: Including Swan Islands
  • British Indian Ocean Territory insert the following additional text: - Chagos Archipelago
  • in the country name column for Italy insert the following additional text: - Including Livigno; excluding the municipality of Campione d’Italia

Insert an * against the entry for Jersey (that is, Jersey*).

Amend text in the country name column from Kyrgyzstan to Kyrgyz Republic.

In the country name column for

  • Comoros insert the following additional text: Anjouan, Grande Comore and Mohéli
  • Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of insert the following additional text: Often referred to as North Korea
  • Korea, Republic of insert the following additional text: Often referred to as South Korea
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic insert the following additional text: - Often referred to as Laos

Delete the entry for:

  • Monaco
  • Saint Martin (French part)

In the country name column for:

  • Myanmar insert the following additional text: Often referred to as Burma
  • Macao insert the following additional text: Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

Delete the entry for Martinique.

In the country name column for:

  • Malta insert the following additional text: Including Gozo and Comino
  • Mauritius insert the following additional text: Mauritius, Rodrigues Island, Agalega Islands and Cargados Carajos Shoals (St Brandon Islands)
  • Malaysia insert the following additional text: Peninsular Malaysia and Eastern Malaysia (Labuan, Sabah and Sarawak)
  • New Caledonia insert the following additional text: Including Loyalty Islands (Lifou, Maré and Ouvéa)
  • Nicaragua insert the following additional text: Including Corn Islands
  • Norway insert the following additional text: Including Svalbard Archipelago and Jan Mayen Island
  • New Zealand insert the following additional text: Excluding Ross Dependency (Antarctica)
  • Panama insert the following additional text: Including former Canal Zone
  • French Polynesia insert the following additional text: Marquesas Islands, Society Islands (including Tahiti), Tuamotu Islands, Gambier Islands and Austral Islands
  • Papua New Guinea insert the following additional text: Eastern part of New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago (including New Britain, New Ireland, Lavongai (New Hanover) and Admiralty Islands); Northern Solomon Islands (Bougainville and Buka); Trobriand Islands, Woodlark Island; d’Entrecasteaux Islands and Louisiade Archipelago
  • Pitcairn insert the following additional text: Including the Ducie, Henderson and Oeno Island

Delete the entry for Puerto Rico.

Amend text in the country name column from Palestine, State of to: Occupied Palestinian Territory West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza Strip.

In the country name column for Portugal insert the following additional text: Including Azores and Madeira.

Delete the entry for:

  • Réunion
  • Serbia (where the country code is showing RS)

In the country name column for:

  • Russian Federation insert the following additional text: Often referred to as Russia
  • Seychelles insert the following additional text: Mahé Island, Praslin Island, La Digue, Frégate and Silhouette; Amirante Islands (including Desroches, Alphonse, Platte and Coëtivy); Farquhar Islands (including Providence); Aldabra Islands and Cosmoledo Islands

Delete the entry for Svalbard and Jan Mayen.

In the country name column for:

  • Sint Maarten (Dutch part) insert the following additional text: The island of Saint Martin is divided into the French northern part and the Dutch southern part
  • Syrian Arab Republic insert the following additional text: Often referred to as Syria
  • French Southern Territories insert the following additional text: Including Kerguélen Islands, Amsterdam Island, Saint-Paul Island, Crozet Archipelago and French scattered Indian Ocean Islands formed by Bassas da India, Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova Island and Tromelin Island
  • Taiwan insert the following additional text: Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu. And delete: Province of China
  • Tanzania, United Republic of insert the following additional text: - Pemba, Zanzibar Island and Tanganyika

Insert the following new entry for Uganda: (Country code, Country, Currency code).

Country Country code Currency code
Uganda UG UGX

In the country name column for:

  • United States Minor Outlying Islands insert the following additional text: Including Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Island
  • United States of America insert the following additional text: Including Puerto Rico
  • Holy See insert the following additional text: (Vatican City State)
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of insert the following additional text: Often referred to as Venezuela
  • Wallis and Futuna insert the following additional text: Including Alofi Island
  • Samoa insert the following additional text: Formerly known as Western Samoa

Insert the following new entry for Ceuta (Country code, Country, Currency code).

Country Country code Currency code
Ceuta XC EUR

In the country name column for:

  • Kosovo insert the following additional text: As defined by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999
  • Melilla insert the following additional text: Including Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, Peñón de Alhucemas and Chafarinas Islands
  • Yemen insert the following additional text: Formerly North Yemen and South Yemen
  • Mayotte insert the following additional text: Grande-Terre and Pamandzi

Amend country code for United States Minor Outlaying Islands - Delete country code UG, Insert country code UM.

New Table 4

Table 4: Special Fiscal Territories and countries with which the EU has a Customs Union

This table details the country and currency codes that are applicable to Special Fiscal Territories and countries with which the EU has a Customs Union and for which CO must be entered in Data Element 1/1 for goods that are dispatched from the countries listed in the table.

Insert the following new table as Table 4:

Country Country code Currency code
Andorra* AD EUR
Åland Islands FI EUR
Canary Islands ES EUR
French Guiana FR EUR
Guernsey GG GBP
Guadeloupe FR EUR
Jersey JE GBP
Martinique FR EUR
Mayotte YT KMF
Mount Athos GR EUR
Réunion FR EUR
Saint Martin (French part) FR EUR
San Marino* SM EUR
Turkey* TR TRY

*Territories with which the EU has a Customs Union.

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Published 7 August 2018