SEED Disclaimer

The objective of this Internet site is to allow persons involved in the intra-Community movements of excise goods under suspension of excise duty to obtain confirmation of the validity of the excise identification number of any person or premise and the category of goods covered by that identification number, in accordance to article 22 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2073/2004 of 16 November 2004.

Any other use and any extraction and use of the data which is not in conformity with the objective of this site is strictly forbidden.

Any retransmission of the contents of this site, whether for a commercial purpose or otherwise, as well as any more general use other than as far as is necessary to support the activity of a legitimate user (for example: to draw up their own administrative accompanying documents) is expressly forbidden. In addition, any copying or reproduction of the contents of this site is strictly forbidden.

The European Commission maintains this website to enhance the access by persons involved in intra-Community movements of excise goods under suspension of excise duty to verification of their trade partner's excise identification numbers and authorised goods. Our goal is to supply instantaneous and accurate information.

However the Commission accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information obtained using this site. This information:

  • is obtained from Member States' databases over which the Commission services have no control and for which the Commission assumes no responsibility; it is the responsibility of the Member States to keep their databases complete, accurate and up to date. In that respect, it should be noted that the update of the central database at the Commission can occur with a delay of maximum two days after receipt of the updates from the Member States;
  • is not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional);
  • does not change any obligations imposed on persons in relation to intra-Community movements of excise goods under suspension of excise duty.

It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The Commission accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the Commission in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.