Temporary removals: application for authorisation
Subject to prior authorisation, goods may be removed temporarily from a customs warehouse. All customs warehouses are automatically authorised to apply to make temporary removals on a case-by-case basis.
Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 Article 240 (1)
Applications to remove goods temporarily from a customs warehouse are made in writing to the supervising office on a case-by-case basis. Applications must contain sufficient information to allow the supervising office to make a decision. This information must include the:
- tariff trade description, manufacturers marks, serial numbers and illustrations or technical description as appropriate
- details of the Usual Forms of Handling (UFH) being undertaken
- details of the premises the goods are being temporarily removed to
- intended date of removal and expected date of return
- reason for the temporary removal, and
- stock rotation or reference number.
Where temporary removal is to be a regular part of the authorisation holder’s activities, for example, vehicles requiring SVA tests, general permission may be granted within the authorisation.
General authorisation removes the requirement to submit a separate notification for each removal and return - instead, the required information is noted in the stock records. It should be remembered however that a general authority is a simplification and as such the warehouse keeper must have a compliant history. Any contraventions of these conditions should result in the removal of the general authority with a reversion to individual notification.