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Customs Authorisation and Approval

Customs Decisions in relation to authorisations and approvals: Request from the applicant for an extension

The customs authorities may extend the time limit for taking a decision where the applicant requests an extension to carry out adjustments in order to ensure the fulfilment of the conditions and criteria.  Those adjustments and the further period of time considered necessary to carry them out shall be communicated to the customs authorities who shall decide on the extension.

Where this would involve an extension of the consultation procedure between customs authorities detailed in section CAA02060 the consulted authority must be notified.

A copy of the request must be attached to the original application and retained within the economic operator’s file.

This section does not affect a request by the customs authorities for further time to reach a decision under section CAA02080.