Freight transport: Intra-EC movements before 1 January 2010: introduction
‘Intra-EC’ freight transport has the specific meaning of the movement of goods which commences in one Member State and ends in another, see Article 2 of the VAT (Place of Supply of Services Order) 1992. This includes the transport of goods where:
- it takes place entirely within one Member State when it is part of a movement of goods from one Member State to another, (for example, the UK leg, say Fishguard to Dover, of a journey from Eire to France via the UK), or
- it passes from one Member State to another when the journey goes through a non-EC country (for example the transport of goods from London to Rome through Switzerland).
It excludes the transport of goods from one Member State to another, where this forms part of a journey from the UK to a place outside the Member States. This is treated as an international movement (see VATPOSTR3400).