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HMRC internal manual

Customs Special Procedures Manual

Criteria and conditions to be met by economic operators applying for a Special Procedure authorisation: basic conditions - EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification)

Prior to applying for a customs authorisation for a Special Procedure, all economic operators must be registered and have an EORI number. For further information see EORI/CAA01060.

Role of the authorising office

When an application is received at the authorising office a number of checks will need to be made on the application, firstly, to assess the applicant’s eligibility for the procedure applied for and then further as the checks move through a number of levels specific to the procedure applied for.

The checks need to be completed in a specific order, the process is detailed in section SPE04000. In particular sections:

SPE04030 Processing an application for a Special Procedure - general

SPE04040 Processing an application for a Special Procedure - Authorising Office process

SPE04050 Pre-authorisation and approval checklists for the generic authorisation criteria and conditions

SPE04060 Pre-authorisation and approval checklists for bespoke authorisation criteria and conditions