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HMRC internal manual

EC export preference

Introduction: the roles of Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) formerly Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

The BIS is the lead government department with overall responsibility in the UK for negotiating preference agreements in Brussels. This includes attendance at monthly meetings of the Origin Committee. A representative from CIT also attends these meetings.

HMRC is responsible for:

  • publicising the origin rules and other conditions applicable to the granting of preference and providing assistance to UK exporters see:

    Notice 812 - European Community Preferences: Trade with Turkey

    Notice 826 - Tariff Preferences - Imports

    Notice 827 - European Community Preferences: Export Procedures

    Notice 828 - Origin Rules (various countries)

    Notice 830 - Tariff Preference: New GSP Rules of origin

    Notice 832 - Tariff Preferences: Rules of Origin for Mexico

    A guide to the EU’s new reciprocal preferential trade agreement with South Korea

  • authorising approved exporters to use simplified procedures
  • authenticating EUR1 / EUR-MED Movement Certificates where the goods are deemed to meet the relevant origin rule(s) (Note British Chambers of Commerce and Members of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers also offer this service) and
  • responding to verification requests from partner states and colleagues.