User Consultations

Launch of Eurostat questionnaire on Intrastat admin burdens08 Feb 2016

Eurostat (the EU Commission’s statistical directorate) is launching an EU-wide survey aimed at businesses who submit Intrastat declarations.

If you submit Intrastat declarations, they want to hear how much of a burden, in terms of your time and money this process is to you and your views of how the collection of two new additional data elements would impact this:

  • VAT registration number of your EU Customer
  • Country of origin of the goods

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) would like as many UK businesses as possible to take part in the survey to ensure your views are heard, especially if you are a Small or Medium Enterprise (SME). This is your chance to get your views heard by EU decision-makers.

The Intrastat admin burden survey has been published today and will remain open 20th March 2016. Help for participants is available on the Eurostat website​.

HMRC will also be contacting selected businesses to ask them to complete the survey but you do not need to wait for that call in order to take part. If you receive a call from us, please consider taking part.

The call is genuine; the caller will give you their name and you will not be asked to provide any confidential details about your business other than those required for the survey.

If you require any more information please contact Mark Ellis of HMRC Customs Trade Statistics Policy Team.