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Posted Wed, 12 Oct 2022 14:07:36 GMT by Jack Wang
Hello, We have made an import back in end of June 2022 and still didn't receive the C79 for the import. Back in the time we applied for VAT number but didn't have it yet so the import agent only use our EORI number for custom declaration (via CHIEF). How do we get the C79 for this import or how to claim the VAT for this import without C79? Many thanks for help.
Posted Fri, 14 Oct 2022 13:27:44 GMT by Customs oldtimer
If an EORI that wasn’t linked to a valid VAT number then a C 79 would not be issued. You could ask the person who made your customs declaration to amend the declaration to show the EORI number linked to your vat number. Alternatively HMRC may consider alternative evidence to the C 79 but that would be at their discretion and depending on the circumstances.
Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2022 12:35:39 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

Check how to get your import VAT certificate (C79) - GOV.UK (

Check how to get your import VAT certificate (C79)   .

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