Intrastat for goods entering the EU for transit to UK

19 May 2015

Confusion has arisen over whether INTRASTAT declarations are needed for goods imported from, for example Switzerland or Turkey, and then transported from the point of entry to the UK by road.

In such cases the entry into the EU is recorded in the customs files of the country of entry. Therefore the presumption is that the goods remain in that country unless otherwise documented. As the goods do not remain in the country of entry, but come into the UK, that movement must be declared on INTRASTAT to keep the records and statistics correct.

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