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Import and export duties introduced under the common agricultural policy.



Additional Procedure Codes (APCs) are completion rule instructions for Data Elements used in the inward and outward processing of goods within the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

More information is available on the UK Government APC Appendix page.



A company who has been authorised to use the local clearance procedure for exports



Reference number issued when you have completed your EMCS.



Declarations for goods entering and leaving the customs territory of the Union are processed in the AREX system. The system is in contact with e.g. the transit, import and export systems of Customs. The abbreviation comes from the terms ‘Arrival’ and ‘Exit’.

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