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
  • CZ Czech
  • DK Denmark (not the Faeroe Islands and Greenland)
  • EE Estonia
  • FR France (incl. Monaco, but not The French Overseas Departments)
  • DE Germany (incl. Heligoland but not the area of Büsingen)
  • GR Greece (not Agio O'ros)
  • HU Hungary
  • IE Ireland
  • IT Italy (incl. Livigno and the municipality of Campione d’Italia but not San Marino or the Vatican City State)
  • LV Latvia
  • LT Lithuania
  • LU Luxembourg
  • MT Malta
  • NL The Netherlands
  • XI Northern Island since 1.1.2021
  • 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 area of Büsingen (CH), Ceuta (XC), Melilla (XL), San Marino (SM), Vatican City State (VA), Andorra (AD), Gibraltar (GI), Agio O'ros (GR), 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.

Any questions?

Intrastat declarations
Mon–Fri 9 am–12 am
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You can ask about

  • declarations of intra-EU trade
  • the use of the Intrastat Declaration Service.