CIP (16) 05 Changes to Temporary Storage (TS) arrangements under the Union Customs Code (UCC)


The rewrite of the Customs Code Council Regulation 2913/92 means there are changes to TS requirements. The new legislation, UCC Regulation 952/2013 comes into force on 1 May 2016. This Customs Information Paper (CIP) explains some of the changes required for goods in TS.

A further CIP will be issued to explain how the requirement for TS premises to be ‘Exclusively Operated’ by the holder of the TS approval will affect new and existing TS approvals under the UCC.

You will be able to continue with your existing TS approval for a transitional period until either:

  • A new authorisation is applied for after its natural expiry date;
  • You need to make an amendment to your authorisation
  • 1 May 2019 whichever is the earliest.

Any new applications for TS approval received after 1 February 2016 will be authorised under the UCC requirements.

Who should read: All international trade economic operators and trade bodies, importers, exporters and shipping agents involved in TS.

What is it about: The introduction of UCC legislation and how it affects TS

When effective: On publication

Extant until/ Expires: Until further notice

Further information and a copy of the CIP is available by clicking here

Posted on Wednesday 20th January 2016