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Customs Authorisation and Approval

Applying for Customs Authorisations and Approvals: Applying for Approved Exporter

Applications for Approved Exporter should be made using form C1454

This form may be found on GOV .UK at the following link: C1454

Guidance may be found in:

·        Public Notice 827 European Community Preferences: export procedures

·        Public Notice 828 tariff preferences - rules of origin for various countries

·        Public Notice 830 tariff preference - new General System of Preference rules of origin

·        Public Notice 832 tariff preferences - rules of origin for Mexico

The application form should be completed online using the iform and accompanied by the following supplementary paperwork:

·        Supplier’s Declarations where the applicant is not the manufacturer of the goods (see Public Notice 827, section 8)


The application form and supplementary paperwork should be sent to:

Leeds Authorisations and Returns Team

Peter Bennett House

Lawnswood Business Park

Redvers Close


LS16 6RQ