Launch of Eurostat survey on the admin burden of Intrastat (Demo)

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
until 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 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.

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