NEW in Q4/2019: Apply for a BTI decision through the EU trader portal
As of 1 October 2019, all BTI-related processes will be made electronic and economic operators will have to introduce all new applications electronically. See ‘Apply for a BTI decision’ for more information.
The rate that must be paid – and any related requirements, such as import/export certificates – depends on the tariff classification applicable to the product.
To have legal certainty in advance that you are applying the correct classification to your goods, you should apply for a Binding Tariff Information (BTI) decision.
Features of a BTI
You must apply your BTI to customs procedures when importing/exporting your goods. You must declare it in your customs declaration.
You can view all currently valid BTI decisions in the public BTI database. The decisions are made public for transparency reasons, but all confidential information is protected.