Warehouse keepers and Warehoused Goods Regulations (WOWGR)

We are able to advise and act for you in connection with The Warehouse Keepers and Owners of Warehoused Goods Regulations (WOWGR).


Warehouse keepers and Warehoused Goods Regulations (WOWGR) specialist Solicitors

We can advise and support you through the online application process for a WOWGR certificate to HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”).

An in depth review of both the individual and the business is undertaken were the fit and proper person test is applied. HMRC will need details of the following as a minimum;

  • A Business Plan, including evidence of a commercial need for a WOWGR
  • Details of trading partners and due diligence on these partners
  • Types of products that will be traded
  • Clear evidence on who will be undertaking the movements
  • Cash flows
  • Insurances
  • Published Accounts
  • Profit and losses

The length of time the application will take depends upon the risk a party poses to the Exchequer. HMRC state they aim for a 45 day decision window but realistically businesses should allow several months for this process to take place.

Rogers & Norton has a wide knowledge and experience with helping clients with Warehouse keepers and Warehoused Goods Regulations applications, WOWGR revocations or refusals and in having WOWGR conditions removed

It is vital to seek expert legal advice and guidance at the earliest opportunity should HMRC raise concerns about the validity of a supply chain. As a WOWGR is issued with consideration for the fit and proper test, any issues of non-compliance can lead to a WOWGR being revoked and additionally this can affect other licences or approvals such as Movement Guarantee’s and AWRS numbers.

If you need help and advice in making an application for a Warehouse keepers and Warehoused Goods Regulations certificate or you are currently experiencing issues with HMRC regarding a revocation or refusal, you can contact our experienced and knowledgeable team.

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