Taxation and Customs Union


TARIC, the integrated Tariff of the European Union, is a multilingual database in which are integrated all measures relating to EU customs tariff, commercial and agricultural legislation. By integrating and coding these measures, the TARIC secures their uniform application by all Member States and gives all economic operators a clear view of all measures to be undertaken when importing into the EU or exporting goods from the EU. It also makes it possible to collect EU-wide statistics for the measures concerned.

The TARIC contains the following main categories of measures (Non exhaustive list):

  • Tariff measures:
  • Agricultural measures:
    • Agricultural components;
    • Additional duties on sugar, on sugar content and on flour content;
    • Representative prices for poultry;
    • Standard Import Values and Unit Prices for fruits and vegetables;
    • Refunds for export of basic and processed agricultural products.
  • Trade Defence instruments:
    • Antidumping duties and countervailing duties.
  • Prohibitions and restrictions to import and export:
    • Import and/or export prohibition of certain goods (e.g.: ozone-depleting substances, certain products originating in or exported to some countries like Myanmar, Bolivia, North Korea, etc.);
    • Quantitative limits;
    • Import and/or export controls of certain categories of goods (e.g. products subject to CITES, luxury goods, cultural goods, products and equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases, dual use goods, veterinary controls on animals and food, etc.)
  • Surveillance of movements of goods at import and export.

TARIC also contains:

  • The goods nomenclature and the additional codes;
  • The agricultural product nomenclature for export refunds;
  • The supplementary units;
  • The EU codes to be used in Box 44 of the Single Administrative Document (SAD) as "Documents produced, certificates and authorisations"
  • The list of country codes used in the different boxes of the SAD, in accordance with the nomenclature of countries and territories published in Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012.

Daily transmissions of TARIC data via an electronic network guarantee immediate and correct information for the national administrations of the Member States, who use this data mainly to feed their national systems for customs clearance, with the goal of maximising automatic customs clearance.

The TARIC database is also available online for consultation on our website.

The different TARIC raw data are also made available for free (Excel format).

The TARIC does not contain information relating to national levies such as rates of VAT and rates of excises.

The legal base of the TARIC is Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (Official Journal L 256, 07/09/1987).