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Consultation on the cost-benefit and administrative burden reduction potential of options for re-design of Intrastat
Reporters of data used for compiling intra-EU trade in goods statistics
Period of consultation
From 21.01.2016 to 20.03.2016 (closed)
Objective of the consultation
In line with the objectives and provisions of the 'ESS 2020 vision Building the future of European statistics' - Eurostat is conducting the ESS.VIP.REDESIGN project.
ESS.VIP.REDESIGN has as a strategic policy objective the provision to the European Statistical System Committee with the necessary information on options to re-design the collection of data on intra-EU trade in goods.
To meet this objective, one of the project tasks aims at assessing the administrative burden aspects related to each re-design option.
This objective of this consultation is to collect from businesses reporting Intra-EU trade through the Intrastat data collection system quantitative and qualitative information on the current administrative burden faced due to the requirements of Intrastat reporting and also on future potential burden derived from Intrastat re-design options.
View the questionnaire
Links to the survey on Intrastat administrative burden on Intrastat reporters can be found below. Repondents should choose the link for the Member State to whom they send their Intrastat return. The survey is available in the official language(s) of the Member State and in English.
(*) This consultation has been closed.
How to submit your contribution
The questionnaire will be open for replies for 2 months so please complete the online questionnaire by the latest on the 20 March 2016.
For any related question and/or clarification, please contact: ESTAT-INTRASTAT-SURVEY@ec.europa.eu
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Reference documents and other, related consultations
Additionally the information collected from this consultation will form part of the a project for establishing a Framework Regulation Integrating Business Statistics (FRIBS).
|Responsible service||EUROSTAT, Unit G5|
|Postal address||Business statistics – Unit G5 - Goods: Production and international trade |
L- 2929 Luxembourg
Reason why the consultation period is less than 12 weeks
As the aim of the consultation is to assess the administrative burden for a specific data collection collecting both quantitative and qualitative information it was deemed not necessary to strictly follow the 'Your Voice' process and thus, a shorter consultation period was envisaged.
Reason why notice of the meeting*/seminar*/public hearing* is less than 20 working days
Number of responses received to this consultation
In total 23,484 responses were received to the EU-wide consultation. 22,141 were from businesses that had conducted intra-EU trade in the target period and were liable to Intrastat reporting.
The table below shows the response by business size and what kind of Intrastat reporting the business was required to do.
|Size of company||report on imports||report on exports||report on imports and on exports||Total|
|micro company (0-9 persons employed)||2,206||1,315||1,597||5,118|
|small company (10-49 persons employed)||2,559||2,004||4,005||8,568|
|medium company (50 - 249 persons employed)||1,012||879||3,674||5,565|
|large company (250 or more persons employed)||587||139||2,013||2,739|
View the contributions
The summarised responses received are presented in the report mentioned in the following section.
See the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
Results of consultation and next steps
The summary report presents both an analysis of the answers provided in the survey of Intrastat reporters and monetised estimates(1)of the administrative burden, calculated using data collected in the survey. It is supplemented by a data annex showing an analysis of the replies received for individual questions in the questionnaire.
(1) The estimates of administrative burden are made according to the Standard Cost Model (SCM) as prescribed in the ‘Better Regulation Guidelines’ , issued by the European Commission. More detail is available at http://ec.europa.eu/smart-regulation/guidelines/toc_guide_en.htm
As next step these results will contribute to:
- the evidence for the European Statistical System Committee to decide the future direction for data collection of Intra-EU statistics,
- the final Impact Assessment Report of FRIBS
|Protection of personal data||Specific privacy statement|