Authorisation to act as a Customs Representative

Any person established within the Customs Territory of the European Union and has an EORI registration may apply with the Customs authorities to act as a Customs Representative in terms of Article 18 of the Union Customs Code Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

A Customs Representative is a person that can be appointed by another person to carry out the acts and formalities required under the customs legislation in his or her dealings with customs authorities.

Representation may be either Direct, in which case the customs representative shall act in the name of and on behalf of another person, or Indirect, in which case the customs representative shall act in his or her own name but on behalf of another person.

When a representative is lodging a customs declaration, he or she shall state whether they are acting as a direct or indirect representative.

Customs representatives must ensure that they are empowered to act on behalf of other persons.

The customs authorities may require persons stating they are acting as a customs representative to provide evidence of their empowerment by the person represented.

Persons who would like to act as a customs representative may apply for an authorisation with the customs department and comply with the conditions of Legal Notice 14/2016

Updated - 30.09.20

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