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HMRC internal manual

Customs Special Procedures Manual

Simplified procedures: public warehouse notification requirements

Either the depositor or the third party must notify the warehouse keeper of entries into or out of EIDR and this notification will allow the entry/release of the goods from the customs warehouse procedure. (The warehouse keeper should not allow the goods to be removed from the customs warehouse arrangements unless this notification has been received otherwise they will be liable for a customs debt for unlawful removal from customs supervision, see also the Special Procedures generic guidance on irregularities.)

The warehouse keeper will need to be notified of the following information:

For Entry For Removal
The Declaration Unique Consignment Reference number (DUCR) - see note. The warehouse keepers stock/inventory reference number or product code and DUCR - see note.
The quantity and description of the goods. The quantity and description of the goods.
Date of entry in the EIDR records. Date of entry into the EIDR records.


It should be remembered that the above notification does not apply if the warehousekeeper is acting under direct representation.

Note: Whilst the DUCR may be recorded by the warehouse keeper as the reference to the entry and release of the goods, it is recommended that the warehouse keeper should also be provided with the following details:

CHIEF entry number

These details will form part of the audit trail.