Intra-Community Trade Declaration System / Help with online declaration

  1. 1 IDEV intra-Community trade declaration system
    1. 1.1 IDEV system requirements
    2. 1.2 IDEV Login
    3. 1.3 Registering for the IDEV online declaration of intra-Community trade data
    4. 1.4 IDEV main menu options (User Interface)
    5. 1.5 First steps after logging
    6. 1.6 Protection of data
  2. 2 General information about intra-Community trade
    1. 2.1 Current news
    2. 2.2 Aids and useful documents
    3. 2.3 Changes to foreign trade statistics from 2022
  3. 3 Form declaration for intra-Community trade statistics
    1. 3.1 CSV imports
  4. 4 Form declaration by third parties for intra-Community trade statistics
  5. 5 Correction of intra-Community trade statistics
    1. 5.1 Correction form
    2. 5.2 Replace or cancel of a File declaration via the Report history
    3. 5.3 Correcting of a Form declaration via the Report history
  6. 6 File declaration for intra-Community trade statistics
    1. 6.1 File declarations in INSTAT/XML format
    2. 6.2 eSTATISTIK.core file declaration
    3. 6.3 Deadlines
  7. 7 The IDES Intra-Community Trade Data Capture Software
  8. 8 Index (IDEV intra-Community trade declaration system)
    1. A
    2. B-C
    3. D
    4. E
    5. F-G
    6. H-J
    7. K-L
    8. M
    9. N-O
    10. P-Q
    11. R
    12. S
    13. T
    14. U-V
    15. W-X
  9. 9 Application for simplified reporting
  10. 10 Frequently Asked Questions and answers regarding the collection of intra-Community trade data
    1. 10.1 Principles of the obligation to provide information
    2. 10.2 Questions regarding the obligation to provide information about intra-Community trade
    3. 10.3 Questions about the transmission of intra-Community trade data
    4. 10.4 Questions about replacement of file declaration in ASCII format
  11. 11 Contacts for information on foreign trade

2.1 Current news

Intra-Community trade:

Please note the following major changes in the area of intra-Community trade statistics (recording intra-Community trade operations) for the reference year 2023.

  • The exemption threshold remains unchanged: For dispatches to other EU Member States related to the annual value of intra-EU trade movements of goods in the previous and the current year it is EUR 500 000. - For arrivals from other EU Member States it is EUR 800 000.

  • The threshold (related to the annual value of intra-EU trade movements of goods in the previous year) up to which a statistical value does not have to be reported (only for purchases/sales with nature of transaction code 11 and 12, as well as in the case of commission, consignment or warehouse transactions with nature of transaction code 31 and 32) for dispatches of goods is set at EUR 45 million and for arrival of goods at EUR 50 million.

  • The European legal framework for foreign trade statistics is currently being revised. Overall, the current statistical legal regulations are to be merged into a basic framework regulation Framework Regulation Integrating Business Statistics (FRIBS), an annex to this and further implementing legal regulations. The basic framework regulation has already been adopted by the European legislative bodies in mid-2019.

    The implementing regulations relevant to foreign trade statistics are still being processed and are scheduled to enter into force on 01.01.2022. At the same time, the current legal bases will lose their validity on this date; they will still be applied until this date.

    An accompanying revision of the Foreign Trade Statistics Act and the Foreign Trade Statistics Implementing Regulation, which is currently being prepared, is intended to supplement or round off the European regulations at national level. As far as is known at present, the new legal bases will be posted on the Federal Statistical Office's website after their entry into force.

  • The Intra-Community Trade Data Capture Software (IDES) will discontinued. With version 22, reports beyond the year 2022 are not possible!

    New applications for reporting with IDES will no longer be approved!

    Information on the file report in the approved XML formats DatML/RAW and INSTAT/XML is available in Chapter 6 Intra-trade file report If the data to be reported is in CSV format, you will find the information at chapter 3.1 CSV import

    Further there is the option for manual entry into a online-form. For information about this, please look for chapter  3 Form declaration for intra-Community trade statistics

  • The current internet version of the Notes on Intra-Community Trade Statistics General Guide can be downloaded here as pdf-file free of charge.

  • A list of the respective commodity numbers for all chapters can be found under the following link\warenverzeichnis (only in the German language). Current List of commodity codes 2020/2021 (only in the German language).

  • About the Country Nomenclature for the External Trade Statistics you can inform yourself here (only in the German language).