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

7.2 Program download

The version 22 is the last IDES version which we make available. With this version you will able to report the data for 2022. Reports beyond the year 2022 are not possible. Please inform yourself on our help pages about the possibilities for the future report of your data.

New applications for reporting in this format will no longer be approved!


The IDES Intra-Community Trade Data Capture Software can be downloaded directly from the internet. Observe the installation notes in the installation and update description (only in the German language).


Note: Before you start installation or update, make sure that you have the required rights!


The installation process takes place in several steps:

1. Click on Download to load onto your computer all files in a compressed form which are required for installation. If you use a modem, downloading the files may take some minutes. Save the file on your hard disk (example: C:\own files) and extract (unpack) the file into a directory of its own (example: C:\own files\w3statv22_0).

2. Start the installation with Setup.exe:

Double-click on the Setup.exe file in the previously created directory (example: C:\own files\w3statv22_0) to start the installation program. During installation you will be informed of the individual installation steps. Furthermore, you will be asked to provide information, such as the name of the directory into which IDES is to be installed.

3. You will be informed when the installation has been successfully completed. During the installation, entries will be made in the Start menu to start the IDES Intra-Community Trade Data Capture Software. The program can be launched using the Programs menu.

IDES 22.0 enables the creation of declaration files for the reference years 2020 to 2022.

Program download

Due to the replacement of the IDES program, it is no longer possible to download the software. If it's necessary, please inform us by e-mail to idev-intrahandel(at), stating the material number. You will then receive a link to download the software (Full- and update version, only in the German language).

Download the IDES application manual (only in the German language)

Download the installation and update description (only in the German language)

Download the deadlines for submitting declarations (only in the German language)

Indeed for technical reasons it's not possible for us to simulate the various options you have to install the IDES-program. Therefore we can't provide full support to the options Installation in Network, IDES-configuration under Linux and Installation in the silent-mode.


In Chapter 7.3 "Troubleshooting tips" of this help pages you will find a number of proposed solutions, if there are problems with the update, or when using the IDES-program (only in the German language).