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


Nature of transaction

This is to indicate specific clauses of the business contract. The relevant codes stand for different variables like purchase, sale, processing under contract, etc., which are considered to be useful for distinguishing between transactions.

See Intra-Community trade statistics General Guide Annex 2 "Nature of the transaction".


Negative values

Submitting a declaration with negative values is not permissible. Credits such as subsequent discounts, etc., which are not linked to any movement of goods are not to be considered for the purposes of intra-Community trade statistics. However, credits granted in relation to goods returned will have to be considered as movements of goods.

See Intra-Community trade statistics General Guide Chapter 3.3 "Corrections" and Chapter 9.2 "Goods returned and credits".


Net mass

Enter the net mass, in full kilograms (kg), of the commodity described in the Description of goods box  of the item concerned. Net mass is the mass of the goods net of all packaging. The figures should be rounded to full kilograms. If a figure is rounded down to 0 kg, "0" must be entered in the box. The declaration of net mass is not required from the reference month January 2010, if a "quantity in supplementary units" must be entered for the commodity code in accordance with the Commodity Classification for Foreign Trade Statistics. Further information is given in the Intra-Community trade statistics General Guide.


Nil report

If cross-border movements of goods (arrivals and/or dispatches) did not take place in a reference month, you can send us a nil report by using the option "Nil report" under the "Form declaration for intra-Community trade statistics" or "Form declaration by third parties for intra-Community trade statistics" in IDEV

In this way questions can be avoided that might come up when we check the data upon their arrival.


Obligation to provide information

See Intra-Community trade statistics General Guide Chapter 1.2 "Obligation to provide information".



Equipment with a communication interface is in offline mode (opposite: online mode) if it cannot receive data via that interface.



Online is a computer science term, which means "connected to a computer network" (for example the internet).