Customs Warehousing (also known as bonded warehouse) allows goods to be imported and moved to an approved facility under customs control. Import duty & VAT is only payable once the goods are removed from the customs warehouse facility.
If you import and re-export goods, customs warehousing can also be used to avoid paying import tax unnecessarily.
In order to operate a customs warehouse, you will need the following:
Customs Comprehensive Guarantee (CCG) is no longer a mandatory requirement to operate a customs warehouse but may be required from businesses that present a compliance or solvency risk.
Customs warehouse applications are notoriously difficult to reach acceptance by HMRC. The application consists of a number of documents:
How we can help
We can provide advice about the most appropriate management solutions available, the benefits of some of the various options available, such as CFSP and EIDR, and help you prepare and submit the application.
Duty Management Services
We recommend using a duty management provider who provide an integration with your existing WMS and ongoing management support. This reduces the initial investment cost and ensures ongoing compliance whilst you continue to focus on your core business activities.