Background: Which transporters does this guidance cover?
Transporters are revenue traders if they:
- are regularly involved in moving - or facilitating the movement of - excise goods, regardless of whether the excise duty on the goods has been paid, secured or suspended; or
- hold a movement guarantee for duty suspended excise goods.
A transporter usually moving non-excise goods, but happens to move an exciseconsignment, is not a revenue trader and is not required to register for excise purposes,but may be VAT registered.