Taxation and Customs Union

TARIC

TARIC, the integrated Tariff of the European Union, is a multilingual database integrating all measures relating to EU customs tariff, commercial and agricultural legislation.

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Integrating and coding these measures facilitates their uniform application by all Member States and gives all economic operators a clear view of measures to be taken when importing goods into the EU or exporting goods from the EU.

It also makes it possible to collect EU-wide statistics for the concerned measures.

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.

Legal basis

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).

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
  • Trade Defence instruments

    • Antidumping duties and countervailing duties
    • Safeguard measures
  • 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/territories like Iran, 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 or phytosanitary 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 supplementary units;
  • The EU codes to be used in Data Element 2/3 of the Customs Declaration  as "Documents produced, certificates and authorisations, additional references" (previously: Box 44 of the Single Administrative Document - SAD)
  • The nomenclature of country/territory codes used in the different Data Elements of the Customs Declaration, in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012 of 27 November 2012 implementing Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries, as regards the update of the nomenclature of countries and territories.

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

TARIC raw data is also freely available  in Excel format.

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