11th February 2020
The Type of Document information as referred to under DDNEA-P3-269 of the EU Commission’s Release Scope Document is ‘an..4’ (acceptable value is a four-digit alpha numeric) and refers to BC106 in section 2.27 of Appendix B in the FESS. For reference, the original codelist was ‘n..2’ (two-digit numeric) with a value range from 1-18. While these values remain, this codelist has now been extended and now contains 24 additional 4-character codes starting with an alpha character and three numerical digits.
The initial FS3.4 version of this codelist that simply refers to the <TARIC Code>, which has now been modified. In addition to this the supporting IE734 has also been updated to this effect.
HMRC hope this provides you with the relevant information so this can be implemented in your software.
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