I am looking to export cider from the UK to Australia


I want to export cider to Australia. Please can you tell me about the legislation, law and practicalities in achieving this?


Hi Kaye

The first question I have to ask is whether the Cider is duty paid or not? If the Duty is suspended under duty suspension e.g. under excise warehousing then the UK export formalities would include an Excise Movement Control System (EMCS) declaration and a National Export System (NES) declaration. If the Cider is duty paid then the NES only is required and you may consider excise drawback which gives you the duty paid back when you prove to HMRC the goods have been exported outside of the EU.

These declarations can be made using our web based software to allow you to take complete control of that process. We have a strong client base in the Food and Drink Industry and can provide references if necessary. Or visit our web site for more details and testimonials.



Hi Kaye,

I am contacting you from UK Trade and Investment South West.

One of our Trade Advisors based in Australia will be at Leigh Court on the 27th March and we are booking 1-2-1 appointments for him.

Richard Harper specialises in the food and drink sector and should be able to give you a good overview of the procedures.

If you would like to book an appointment please contact me via email;


Each appointment will last 30 minutes

Kind Regards




Chloe’s suggestion of meeting Richard Harper is a good one and you should definitely take up this opportunity.

Here is a link to the EU Market Access database which is the best source of all general and specific requirements, tariffs etc. Just pick the country and your product to get all the relevant information.


Hope this is helpful.

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