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Customs and excise quarterly update, May 2017

Published on 23 May 2017

In this update we report on the launch of the register of approved UK alcohol wholesalers, HMRC’s Customs Information Paper 5 (2017) (CIP 5), which clarifies the correct codes to use when sending free circulation goods to the special territories of the EU, and the new address for HMRC’s National Clearance Hub.

We also comment on three recent cases involving the classification of long life woven polypropylene shopping bags, interest on reimbursed customs duty and tobacco penalties.