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HMRC internal manual

Customs Freight Simplified Procedures

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Authorisation to use simplified procedures: general information

The authorisation process is completed with the officer sending the applicant the CFSP authorisation letter (C&E58). For this to take place, officers must first ensure that:

  • all pre-authorisation checks have been completed and properly documented
  • the trader’s supporting authorisations have been amended/issued (eg warehouse approval amended to include EIDR removals etc)
  • the trader has completed the necessary testing satisfactorily and
  • the trader can fully meet the criteria and conditions for the type(s) of CFSP they wish to use.

Officers should prepare the Simplified Procedure authorisation letter as required and if necessary, get it signed at a more senior level. (Officers must ensure that they retain a certified copy of the authorisation letter(s) in the trader’s folder).

Ensure that the trader has accepted the relevant conditions and obligations of authorisation by requesting the return of a signed copy of the document. This is vital as this provides us with the necessary permission to access the trader’s deferment account/CCG.

If the trader is part of a group or multi-site authorisation then officers requested to assist with assurance activity should request a copy of the authorisation letter from the CFSP supervising office in Leeds.