Set up a Direct Debit with your bank or building society if you’ve applied for a duty deferment account.
If you’ve already applied for a duty deferment account including a new Great Britain account with optional guarantee waiver, you’ll need to set up a Direct Debit arrangement with your bank or building society.
If you do not need to use your duty deferment account immediately you’ll still need to provide your Direct Debit instruction when you submit your application. Your account cannot be activated without this information.
Before you start
You need your bank or building society’s details, including the:
- account holder’s name (as it appears on your bank statement)
- sort code and account number
- bank or building society name and address
If you have an existing deferment account and want to change bank details, you should also include the deferment account number we sent you when you applied for a duty deferment account.
How you set up a Direct Debit will depend on whether you’re using the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system or the Customs Declaration Service for duty deferment.
If you’re using duty deferment in Great Britain, you’ll be using the CHIEF system unless you’ve been notified by HMRC that your deferment account is migrating to the Customs Declaration Service.
If you’re using duty deferment in Northern Ireland, use the Customs Declaration Service.
Using the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight system (CHIEF)
You must print and post your Direct Debit Instruction (C1202). You should send it to the address on the form.
To ask for this form in Welsh send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org