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Customs Authorisation and Approval

HM Revenue & Customs
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Applying for Customs Authorisations and Approvals: Applying for regular Shipping Service

Applications for the Regular Shipping Service authorisation should be made using form C1349.

This form may be found on GOV .UK here: C1349

Guidance notes on the completion of this form may be found within the form and in the UK supplement to the EU Transit Manual. 

The application form and any necessary supporting information (as detailed in the UK Transit Manual) should be submitted to the Customs authorities at the following address:

HMRC Central Community Transit Office

National Simplifications Team

Custom House

Main Road



CO12 3PG

The application form should be accompanied by the following supplementary information/ paperwork:

·        Details of the evidence that will be kept in the commercial records confirming the status of all goods carried.

·        Details of the format for signed statements from your customers/clients as to whether the goods have Union or non-Union status.