Taxation and Customs Union

Online services and databases

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


Database of Authorised Economic Operators and AEO Competent Customs Authorities.

The central Customs Decisions System (CDS) is to be used for all applications and decisions which may have an impact in more than one Member State

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, classify them correctly in the combined nomenclature and name them in all EU languages for regulation purposes.

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

Application for tracking goods in export. Tracking is done via a Movement Reference Number.

The database for tariff quotas displays the balances of each tariff quota applicable in the present year and in the past year. It also indicates certain other important information, such as the date when a particular tariff quota is exhausted.

This information is subject to constant change because of daily operations taking place.
The database is updated on the evening of each working day.

REX - the Registered Exporter system

The Registered Exporter system (the REX system) is the system of certification of origin of goods that applies in the Generalised System of Preference (GSP) of the European Union since 1 January 2017.

The database for surveillance displays the volumes of specific products under "surveillance" imported into the EU customs territory in the present and in the past year. This statistical collection of data is ruled by article 55 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447. The database is updated at the end of each working day.

'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.


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

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


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

Taxes in Europe database (TEDB)

The "Taxes in Europe" database is the European Commission's on-line information tool covering the main taxes in force in the EU Member State.

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

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