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Posted Fri, 05 Jan 2024 10:43:16 GMT by Scott Fernie
My company is importing goods from the EU and would like our supplier to apply for a REX number. They've responded with "we have, but we won't receive it until the ned of the year" (!) How long on average has it taken for others to receive their EU REX number?
Posted Mon, 08 Jan 2024 08:30:29 GMT by Customs oldtimer
The time limit to issue of the REX registration will depend on local procedures in the country your supplier has applied. Unfortunately the EU legislation does not specify a maximum time limit only that the registration should be issued without delay. HMRC won’t be able to give an update on how long your suppliers application may take. There is provision in the EU - UK trade agreement to submit a retroactive reclaim if there is a delay in obtaining a valid statement on origin.
Posted Mon, 08 Jan 2024 11:18:25 GMT by Scott Fernie
Thanks for your help.
Posted Wed, 10 Jan 2024 17:23:29 GMT by HMRC Admin 20
Hi Scott Fernie,
REX numbers are no longer issued in GB and you cannot apply to become a registered exporter if your business is established in Great Britain.
It is only issued to the traders based in NI, 
Apply to become a registered exporter if you're established in Northern Ireland
If the trader is established in EU and has applied for REX in that country then they need to check with the relevant customs authority about the timescales. 
Thank you.

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