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Can I import under simplified IPR into the UK?

The rules for IPR have been amended by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to reflect changes under the Union Customs Code. 

Due to these new rules FedEx Express will no longer offer simplified IPR clearance (now known as authorisation by declaration) to you. Should you require Inward Processing please review and obtain Special Procedures Approval from HMRC. or for current consignments confirm entry to home use.   

To apply for an IPR authorisation number HMRC require certain criteria must be met, further information is available within Public Notice 3001

Although HMRC state 3 simplified IPR shipments can be imported per recipient, FedEx no longer import under simplified IPR into the UK.

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