The due diligence condition: a high level view of the condition
The excise due diligence condition, which has force of law, is a registration condition for those businesses listed in EDDC01010. It is brought into effect by its inclusion in the following notices:
The condition in each notice requires that a business must:
- objectively assess the risks of alcohol duty fraud within the supply chains in which it operates
- put in place reasonable and proportionate checks, in its day to day trading, to identify transactions that may lead to fraud or involve goods on which duty may have been evaded
- have procedures in place to take timely and effective mitigating action where a risk of fraud is identified
- document the checks it intends to carry out and have appropriate management governance in place to ensure that these are, and continue to be, carried out as intended
All approved businesses are expected to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of alcohol fraud in their supply chains and transactions. Each notice provides guidance to help businesses assess risks.