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JCCC provides direct representation update

05 January 2022/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Freight Forwarding, Logistics & Supply Chain, Brexit

HM Revenue and Customs understands there may be some confusion over the direct representation rules introduced last year.

As a result, it is recirculating key messages from previous Joint Customs Consultative Committee engagements:

  • Customs agents authorised for Simplified Customs Declaration Processes (SCDP) (previously CFSP) who are representing UK established customers can use their authorisation to import goods on behalf of traders in a direct capacity which means they will not be held jointly liable.
  • Traders not UK established can still use an agent, but the agent will need to represent them indirectly and will be held jointly liable.
  • The overall responsibilities of the intermediary under direct representation will not change.
  • This change has no intended end point, and HMRC will continually monitor and review this policy.
  • SCDP authorisation holders must have their own Duty Deferment Account (DDA).
  • When using direct representation, agents will be able to agree with their client whose DDA (either the client’s or their own) will be used for payment.

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