Intrastat - step by step process

Intrastat step one: threshold exceeded


You will need to submit SDs. To prepare for this, you should:

First, from your trade with the EU you need to collect together all the following:

  • sales or purchase ledgers
  • invoices
  • any other commercial documentation relating to the sale/purchase of goods for the month of return

Then, check your invoices to see if they have the following information:

  • Commodity Code (this is an 8 digit description of the goods) (See the Intrastat Classification Nomenclature (ICN) an online search facility on the uktradeinfo website for finding the correct Commodity Code(s) for your goods)
  • value of the goods (excluding the VAT)
  • net mass (this is the weight of the goods including immediate packaging)
  • Supplementary Units. See individual Commodity Codes by accessing ICN
  • country

You now have the information required to fill in SDs.