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 Up-to-date
    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 ASCII format
    2. 6.2 File declarations in INSTAT/XML format
    3. 6.3 eSTATISTIK.core file declaration
    4. 6.4 Deadlines
  7. 7 The IDES Intra-Community Trade Data Capture Software
    1. 7.1 System requirements
    2. 7.2 Program download
    3. 7.3 Suggested solutions
  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
  11. 11 Contacts for information on foreign trade

6.2 File declarations in INSTAT/XML format

If you can create the relevant data from your resource planning system and want to transmit them in XML format, the XML-based file format (INSTAT/XML) are available for transmitting your intra-Community trade data.

INSTAT/XML is an XML-based message, developed at the European level, for transmitting raw data for the purposes of intra-Community trade statistics. It was developed by a working group of the European Committee for Standardization. XSD schema files are available for download in the form of a packed file.

The current INSTAT/XML data record description, general information and codes are provided for download in the following documents:

General information about File declarations in intra-Community trade statistics are available in chapter 6 File declaration for intra-Community trade statistics

Documentation for the implementation of INSTAT/XML messages (only in the German language)

Codes for declarations in intra-Community trade statistics

Deadlines for submitting declarations

Before you can start transmitting declarations in the form of INSTAT/XML-files, you will be requested to send us a test file of data with a practical background for the actually, or the previous year. Please label the test file as "XGTEST". The relevant test file you have to send by using the option "File declaration for intra-Community trade statistics" at our homepage after you have login with IDEV -User ID and -Password.

Please note, that material numbers which already used to declare files in an other file-form, may not be used to identify files in the format INSTAT/XML.


Other XML files created by means of other programs (for example Excel) do not correspond to the accepted INSTAT/XML format and, consequently, cannot be processed.

Please phone us on +49 611 75 4524 for any further questions.