Notice 60: Intrastat general guide

This notice provides a general guide to Intrastat for businesses trading in goods with member states of the EU.



Find out about Intrastat if you’re a business trading in goods with countries in the EU, including:

  • arrangements for providing information
  • areas where special arrangements apply
Published 1 August 2014
Last updated 12 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Links to the UK Trade Info website have been updated, and information about who should submit Intrastat declarations from 1 January 2021 has been added.

  2. The reference to minimum compound fines of £250 for each offence has been removed.

  3. Section 6.3 of this notice has been updated.

  4. Change to the low value consignments threshold. The Community Customs Code has been replaced by the Union Customs Code (UCC). Other changes to Customs warehouses and references to PCC have been removed.

  5. From 1 January 2016 the low value consignments threshold for Intrastat declarations will be £150.

  6. From 1 September 2015, there is a new way of obtaining advice from the Tariff Classification Service on the classification of goods to commodity codes.

  7. The Intrastat Arrivals Exemption threshold has been increased from £1.2 million to £1.5 million from 1 January 2015 (see paragraph 3.1). If you supply goods to vessels and aircraft visiting a UK port or airport that belong to economic owners established in another EU member state, you must now use the simplified country code 'QR' when the goods are for the consumption of the crew and passengers or for the operation of the vessel (see paragraph 16.2).

  8. First published.