Country of consignment (arrivals) / Country of destination (dispatches)

Upon dispatch of vessels and aircraft, the country of destination is the country where the company to which the economic ownership is transferred is established. Upon arrival, the country of consignment is the country where the company transferring the economic ownership is established.

Example 1

The Finnish company FI buys goods from the Swedish company SE, and the goods are delivered to Finland from Germany.

DE (Germany) is marked down as Country of consignment for the arrivals even if the invoice is issued by a Swedish company.

Example 2

The Finnish company FI sells goods to the Swedish company SE, and the goods are delivered directly from Finland to France.

FR (France) is marked down as Country of destination for the dispatches even if the invoice is sent to the Swedish company.

The Country of consignment and the Country of destination are declared using the following country codes (in brackets - areas to be either included or excluded from the statistical declaration). 

  • AT Austria
  • BE Belgium
  • BG Bulgaria
  • HR Croatia
  • CY Cyprus (not the northern area of Cyprus)
  • CZ The Czech Republic
  • DK Denmark (not the Faeroe Islands and Greenland)
  • EE Estonia
  • FR France (incl. Monaco, but not Andorra or The French Overseas Departments)
  • DE Germany (incl. the Austrian areas in Jungholz and Mittelberg, but not the Heligoland Island or the German area Büsingen)
  • GB Great Britain (incl. Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, but not the Canal Islands or Gibraltar)
  • GR Greece (not Agio O'ros)
  • HU Hungary
  • IE Ireland
  • IT Italy (not Livigno, The Italian Waters of Lake Lugano, Campione d'Italia, San Marino or the Vatican State)
  • LV Latvia
  • LT Lithuania
  • LU Luxembourg
  • MT Malta
  • NL The Netherlands
  • PL Poland
  • PT Portugal (incl. the Azores and Madeira)
  • RO Romania
  • SK Slovakia
  • SI Slovenia
  • ES Spain (incl. the Balears, but not the Canary Islands, Ceuta or Melilla)
  • SE Sweden

The following areas outside the European Union's VAT system are not included in the Intrastat data acquisition system: the Heligoland Island (DE), the German area Büsingen (CH), Ceuta (XC), Melilla (XL), San Marino (SM), Andorra (AD), Gibraltar (GI), Livigno (IT), Campione d'Italia (CH), The Italian Waters of Lake Lugano (IT), Agio O'ros (GR), the Channel Islands Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark (GB), The Canary Islands (ES) and The French Overseas Departments Reunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyana (FR) and Mayotte (YT).

Data on the trade between Finland and the above mentioned areas is collected using the foreign trade customs clearance procedure; the country code to be used in the declaration is indicated above, after the name of the area.

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