Taxation and Customs Union

Online Services

The databases on this page are subject to the following LEGAL NOTICE 


Database of Authorised Economic Operators and AEO Competent Customs Authorities.

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

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.

Customs database to identify chemicals and classify them in the combined nomenclature

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

Database for tariff quotas, including daily updated balances of tariff quotas applicable

Daily updated volumes of specific products under "surveillance" imported into the EU in the present and past year

'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).

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.

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

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.

System of certification of origin of goods applied in the Generalised System of Preference (GSP)


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

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

TINs are used by EU countries to identify taxpayers. There are different national TIN formats and descriptions

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