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Finance Act 1981

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4After the section inserted by paragraph 3 above there shall be inserted— "Correction and cancellation of entry.

38B(1)Where goods have been entered for home use or for free circulation the importer may correct any of the particulars contained in an entry of the goods after it has been accepted if—

(a)the goods have not been cleared from customs and excise charge;

(b)he has not been notified by an officer that the goods are to be examined ; and

(c)the entry has not been found by an officer to be incorrect.

(2)The proper officer may permit or require any correction allowed by subsection (1) above to be made by the delivery of a substituted entry.

(3)An entry of goods may at the request of the importer be cancelled at any time before the goods are cleared from customs and excise charge if the importer proves to the satisfaction of the Commissioners that the entry was delivered by mistake or that the goods cannot be cleared for free circulation.

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