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Electronic Databases

The Commission develops and operates several databases in conjunction with Member States' Customs and Taxation Services.

The databases on this page are subject to the following LEGAL NOTICE

 

Customs

AEO
(Authorised Economic Operators)

This database contains the list of the "authorised economic operators" who agreed on disclosing their name, as well as those of the AEO Competent Customs Authorities. AEOs depending on the type of certificate can benefit from customs simplifications and facilitations of customs controls relating to security and safety.

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Customs Offices

The database provides the details of Customs offices in EU countries and countries of Common transit procedure.

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EBTI

(Binding Tariff Information)

EBTI provides traders with EU-wide legal certainty about the tariff classification of the goods that they intend to import or export. The database contains all Binding tariff information that has been issued on request by customs of EU Member States and that is still valid today. See TARICfor a comprehensive view of tariff measures.

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ECICS

(European Customs Inventory of Chemical Substances)

This customs database allows users to identify chemicals, classify them correctly in the Combined Nomenclature and name them in all EU languages for regulation purposes.

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EORI

Economic Operators Identification and Registration number

For further information on EORI see our web page and the e-learning course.

A new EORI validation open interface is now available (via web services). More information

EXPORT

EXPORT (ECS) is an application that allows tracking the goods in export. The tracking is done via the Movement Reference Number (MRN).

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QUOTA

(Tariff quotas and ceilings)

This database allows tracking the overall EU usage of "First come first served" import quotas for certain third countries.

It displays the balances of each tariff quota applicable in the present year and in the past year. It also indicates the date when a particular tariff quota is exhausted.

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SURVEILLANCE

The database displays the volumes of specific products under 'surveillance' or monitoring imported into the EU customs territory in the present and in the past year. It is updated at the end of each working day.

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SUSPENSIONS

(Autonomous Tariff Suspensions)

'Suspensions' provide for a total or partial waiver of the normal duties applicable to imported goods during a certain period and for an unlimited quantity. The data base gives access to the suspensions in force and in preparation.

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TARIC

(Integrated Community Tariff)

A multilingual database covering all measures relating to tariff, commercial and agricultural legislation. It gives economic operators a clear view of what they need to do when importing or exporting goods. It helps answer questions such as "Where do I classify my goods?" or "What is the legislation applicable to import?" See EBTIfor binding tariff information.

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TRANSIT

TRANSIT is an application that allows tracking the goods in transit. The tracking is done via the Movement Reference Number (MRN)

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 Taxation

SEED

(System for the Exchange of Excise Data)

The SEED ON EUROPA database allows businesses to check the validity of an excise number.

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"Taxes in Europe - Tax reforms" databases

(TEDB/TAXREF)

The "Taxes in Europe – Tax reforms" databases provide information on the main taxes in force in the EU Member States as well as on the reforms in Personal income tax, Corporate income taxes, VAT, EU harmonised excise duties and Social security contributions.   

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TIC ON EUROPA

(Taxation Information and Communication)

TIC provides Member State information on invoicing rules, VAT refunds and the standard VAT rate.

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TIN ON EUROPA

(Tax Identification Numbers)

TINs (Tax Identification Numbers) are used by EU countries to identify taxpayers. Check a TIN online or check national TIN formats and descriptions .

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VIES

(VAT Information Exchange System)

The database is a tool for checking the validity of a VAT number issued by an EU Member State.

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