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Customs Special Procedures Manual

Applying for an authorisation for a Special Procedure: time limits for considering an application and issuing a decision

Decisions on authorisations for:

  • Inward Processing
  • Outward Processing
  • Temporary Admission
  • End-use procedure

shall be taken within a time limit of 30 days.

Decisions on authorisations for a customs warehouse shall be taken within a time limit of 60 days.

If the application requires an examination of the economic conditions (‘the economic test’) the time limits as referred to above shall be extended for a maximum of one year from the date on which the file was transmitted to the Commission Committee.

Under certain conditions these time limits may be extended. See SPE04100. Please refer to sections CAA02060 and CAA02070  for further details.

For further information see:

Time limits for customs authorisations/CAA02040 and

for those involving another Member State:

Consultation involving another Member State/CAA02060.