To submit data electronically by email attachment, the file must be converted into the message format Electronic Data Interchange for Commerce and transport (EDIFACT) which is a United Nations International Standard.
Links to the EDIFACT TIS and Appendices
Main Document - version 4 Describes the general arrangement and scope ATS EDIFACT TIS
UNBUNZ TIS - Interchange Service Segments
Appendix A - SEMDEC, Single European Market declaration for Intra-EU Trade Statistics and / or VAT EC Sales Lists - UK Customs version
Appendix F - INSTAT, Single European Market declaration for Intra-EU Trade Statistics only-EU version acceptable in all Member States
Appendix G- SAVREC, Reconcilliation message for use with SEMDEC or INSTAT for all Intra-EU Trade Statistics.
Submitting the files
Transmission of the EDIFACT files can be received via email attachment. Details are in the technical specification.