Council Directive (EU) 2020/262 of December 19, 2019, which organizes the overhaul of the general excise regime, came into force on February 13, 2023. Following this new directive, two new statutes were created for movement of goods subject to alcohol excise duty.
Certified consignor status (« EC ») ;
Certified consignee status (« DC »).
The certified consignor is thus defined in article 3 of the directive as “a natural or legal person registered with the competent authorities of the Member State of dispatch in order to dispatch, in the exercise of his profession, products subject to excise duty released for consumption in the territory of one Member State and then moved to the territory of another Member State.”
In the same article, the certified consignee is defined as “a natural or legal person registered with the competent authorities of the Member State of destination in order to receive, in the exercise of his profession, goods subject to excise duty for consumption in the territory of one Member State and then introduced into the territory of another Member State.”
The Eurotax’s certified consignee status in France, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands:
Eurotax is therefore pleased to inform you that it has obtained from French, Belgian, Spanish and Netherlands customs the status of certified consignee which only allows the receipt in mainland France, Belgium and the Netherlands of goods for which the excise duties have been paid in the Member State of dispatch. This will help professionals who intend to send their products subject to alcohol excise duty and who do not have an excise number to use the Eurotax alcohol excise service for their shipments to France, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands.
They will also be able to benefit from direct shipment to their customers without going through a warehouse.
All in a simplified procedure for the EMCS customs software thanks to the certified consignee and sender.
Note that there are more than 175,000* restaurants and 17,405* hotels listed in France, 23,500* restaurants and 2,000* hotels in Belgium, and more than 42,000* restaurants, 20,000* hotels in the Netherlands, and more than 7200* hotels in Spain and more than 279.000 establishments which sell alcohol. This represents a significant number of potential customers for whom the wine can be sold.
Opening up new markets for the sale of your alcohols is increasingly simple with Eurotax, do not hesitate to visit our page for more information on our alcohol excise service, you can also contact us directly for any question.
*Data from 2020