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Posted Mon, 10 Jul 2023 09:59:20 GMT by James Monkton
Hi. If my company have paid import duties on products brought into the UK which then sit in our warehouse and then get exported to another country, I end up paying 2 x import duties on them - into the UK and then into the other country. Is there any rebate scheme for this scenario ? Thanks
Posted Mon, 10 Jul 2023 15:03:39 GMT by Customs oldtimer
Hi James Monkton There is no process to enable you to reclaim import duty when you reexport goods previously imported. There are however schemes such as customs warehouses where goods can be held duty suspended until you decide what to do with them. Inward processing may also be considered this also allows temporary import with duty suspended for goods to be processed and reexported. The process can be anything from simple repackaging to a major manufacturing process. Both schemes do need prior approval from HMRC to be approved in your own name. There are some public customs warehouses run by third parties that you can pay to use to store your goods duty suspended.
Posted Fri, 14 Jul 2023 14:19:21 GMT by HMRC Admin 20
Hi James Monkton,

I would advise contacting the Customs and International trade helpline on 0300 322 9434. 

Thank you.

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