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HMRC internal manual

Customs Special Procedures Manual

Roles and responsibilities: Border Force

Border Force (BF) are responsible for:

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  • carrying out examinations at ports, airports and inland clearance facilities where selected and notified by the supervising office, to verify goods presented agree with customs declarations made
  • checking and endorsing INF forms where required to be presented on importation/exportation
  • giving advance notification to the importer/exporter, or agent, if their consignment has been selected for examination and/or sampling
  • liaising with agents and port authorities on all aspects of the planning and conduct of examinations and post-examination activity
  • taking samples and completing sample test notes where required by the supervising office.