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Check if you’re established in the UK or EU for customs
A person or business needs to be established in the UK or EU to meet a number of customs rules. This includes being able to get a wide range of customs authorisations and simplifications for example:
- a special procedures authorisation
- making simplified customs declarations
- Authorised Economic Operator ( AEO) authorisation
- a comprehensive customs guarantee
What established means
You are established in the UK or EU when you have a residence in the UK or EU which you live in for at least 183 days a year.
Partnerships and corporations
If you are a partnership or corporation established in the UK or EU you must have one of the following in the UK or EU:
- registered office
- central headquarters
- permanent business establishment
Multi-national or large companies
Multi-national or large companies usually consist of a parent company and subsidiaries or branches which can be established in one or several parts of the UK or EU.
Whether the branch or subsidiary has the status of a separate legal person depends on national company law.