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Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018

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PART 4Inward processing procedure

Introduction

8A declaration of goods for “an inward processing procedure” may be—

(a)a declaration in the standard form (which is dealt with by paragraphs 9 and 10), or

(b)a declaration in the supplementary form (which is dealt with by paragraphs 11 and 12).

Meaning of goods declared for “an inward processing procedure” in the standard form

9(1)A declaration of goods for “an inward processing procedure” in the standard form is a declaration—

(a)that the goods are to be imported into the United Kingdom in order to be processed there,

(b)that the processing is to take place during a temporary period,

(c)that the processing is to consist of qualifying processing activities, and

(d)that the processing of the goods is to be carried out in accordance with requirements imposed on any person by or under regulations made by HMRC Commissioners.

(2)The temporary period during which the processing is to take place is the period specified in a notice given to the person making the declaration by an HMRC officer.

(3)That period may be subsequently extended (or further extended) by another notice given as mentioned in sub-paragraph (2).

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph processing “consists of qualifying processing activities” in relation to any goods if—

(a)the processing is the repair of the goods,

(b)the processing of the goods (“the imported goods”) results in the production or manufacture of other goods in which the imported goods can be identified,

(c)the processing is the use of production accessories, or

(d)the processing is the destruction of the goods.

(5)If an inward processing procedure in the standard form has effect in relation to any goods, the goods may be exported in accordance with the applicable export provisions for a temporary period for processing outside the United Kingdom without discharging the procedure.

(6)The inward processing procedure in the standard form is not discharged in accordance with sub-paragraph (5) only if—

(a)the processing of the goods outside the United Kingdom is carried out in accordance with requirements imposed on any person by or under regulations made by HMRC Commissioners,

(b)the processing takes place during a period specified in a notice given to the person making the declaration by an HMRC officer (and sub-paragraph (3) also applies for the purposes of this sub-paragraph), and

(c)any other conditions specified in regulations made by HMRC Commissioners are met.

(7)The requirements that may be imposed by regulations under this paragraph include—

(a)requirements that any processing of a specified description of any goods must result in the production or manufacture of the approved quantity of other goods, and

(b)requirements that any processing is to be carried out only by persons of a specified description.

(8)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (7)(a) “the approved quantity of other goods” means a quantity of the other goods that is determined by reference to a specified methodology.

(9)The provision that may be made by the regulations about a methodology includes provision for the methodology—

(a)to be framed by reference to average production or manufacture of goods over a period,

(b)to apply generally to specified cases, or

(c)to be set by an HMRC officer or chosen by the person who has declared the goods for an inward processing procedure in the standard form (subject to other provision in the regulations limiting the choice).

Other requirements in relation to inward processing procedure in the standard form

10HMRC Commissioners may by regulations make provision imposing any other requirements on any person in relation to an inward processing procedure in the standard form in respect of goods declared for the procedure.

Meaning of goods declared for “an inward processing procedure” in the supplementary form

11A declaration of goods for “an inward processing procedure” in the supplementary form is a declaration—

(a)that the goods are to be subject to any operation designed to secure that they comply with requirements that must be met before the goods can lawfully be released for free circulation in the United Kingdom, or

(b)that the goods are to be subject to any operation designed to preserve them, improve their appearance or marketable quality or otherwise prepare them for distribution or resale.

Requirements in relation to inward processing procedure in the supplementary form

12(1)HMRC Commissioners may by regulations make provision imposing requirements on any person in relation to an inward processing procedure in the supplementary form in respect of goods declared for the procedure.

(2)The provision that may be made by the regulations includes provision that may be made by or under paragraph 9 or 10.

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