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Diplomatic Privileges Manual

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Goods and services for the official use of entitled missions: supplies of goods from outside the EU

Goods imported from outside the EU for the official use of an entitled mission may be withdrawn from a HM Revenue and Customs warehouse free of VAT and/or duty, on presentation of Form C426 (available from the National Advice Service - 0845 010 9000). The form should be completed and signed by the Head of Mission and be authorised on the reverse by the FCO and a release number obtained. After clearance of the goods the form must be retained with the customs entry.

For export of goods by an entitled mission please refer to Public Notice 703 for further information.