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AEO (Authorised Economic Operator)

Database of Authorised Economic Operators and AEO Competent Customs Authorities.

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Customs offices

Database of Customs offices in EU countries and countries of Common transit procedure.

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EBTI (European Binding Tariff Information)

Database for all binding tariff information that has been issued on request by customs of EU Member States. See TARIC for a comprehensive view of tariff measures.

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ECICS (European Customs Inventory of Chemical Substances)

Customs database 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 Operator Identification and Registration number)

Database of Economic Operators Identification and Registration number. An EORI validation open interface is now available (via web services).

Export MRN follow-up

Application for tracking goods in export. Tracking is done via a Movement Reference Number.

National customs websites
QUOTA (Tariff quotas and ceilings)

This database allows tracking the overall EU usage of "First come first served" import quotas in force granted to products originating from 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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Database of specific products under ‘surveillance’ or monitoring imported into the EU customs territory in the present and past years. Updated at the end of each working day.

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Suspensions (Autonomous Tariff Suspensions)

'Autonomous 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 same applies basically for 'autonomous quotas', apart from their quantities, which are in fact limited.

The database offers information on suspensions both in force and in preparation as well as on quotas in preparation (for further details related to quotas in force please refer to "quota balances" / see above).

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TARIC (Integrated Community Tariff)

Multilingual database covering all measures relating to tariff, commercial and agricultural legislation. Provides a clear view of what to do when importing or exporting goods. See European Binding Tariff Information for tariff information.

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TRANSIT - Movement Reference Number

Application for tracking goods in transit. Tracking is done via the Movement Reference Number (MRN).

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SAMANCTA is the sampling manual for customs and taxation authorities. It contains information and instructions on how to take and handle samples for laboratory testing.


SEED (System for Exchange of Excise Data)

Database for companies to check the validity of an excise number.

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Taxes in Europe

Databases on the main taxes in force in EU Member States and on the reforms in personal income tax, corporate income taxes, VAT, EU harmonised excise duties and social security contributions.

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TIC (Taxation Information and Communication)

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

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TIN (Tax Identification Numbers)

TINs are used by EU countries to identify taxpayers. TIN online check moduleNational TIN formats and descriptions

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VIES (VAT Information Exchange System)

Database for checking the validity of a VAT number issued by an EU Member State.

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