UK Intrastat 

Foreign companies in the UK, are expected to finalize statistical reports, in addition to VAT returns, “Intrastat”, on the transfer of good over the national border. This may be the transfer of goods within the same company or to another company.

HMRC website is the agency liable for the execution of Intrastat reporting guidelines in the UK. 

When do UK Intrastat reports have to be completed? 

If goods are transferred across the national border of the UK, to or from other countries within the EU by local or foreign companies, there may be a need to complete monthly Intrastat reporting. 

Arrivals and dispatchers should be listed by Intrastat filings. This is a system initiated during the start of the free trade market of the EU in 1993, as the customs borders and reportings were removed.

For goods imported into Europe or exported out of the EU, Intrastat is not employed.

What are the reporting thresholds for the UK Intrastat? 

As soon as the reporting thresholds are passed, supplementary declarations (SDs) or Intrastat returns are only required to be finalized.

UK Intrastat threshold for arrivals is €1,500,000, and for dispatches is €250,000.

What information is contained in a UK Intrastat filing? 

A list of transfer of each good beyond the national border of the UK to a country, within the EU, is mandatory. 

Trade value, weight, classification, quantity, commodity code and country of arrival or dispatch must be in the shipment list.

When should filing of UK Intrastat be done? 

Electronically, via the HMRC website, Intrastat supplementary declarations, should be passed, within 21 days from the end of the month, to which they can relate. 


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