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Holding and Movements Owners and Transporters Guidance

Background: What is a registered duty representative?

A duty representative may, on behalf of his non-UK based owner, arrange for‘relevant’ goods to be held in an excise warehouse; he may also act as an agentfor a non-UK based owner to buy relevant goods held in an excise warehouse. WOWGRRegulation 6 refers.

Duty representatives must reside, or have a fixed business establishment, in the UK. Allrequirements applying to owners under WOWGR, also apply to duty representatives. Theycannot act on behalf of UK owners.