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The impact of BREXIT on the INTRASTAT-SK statistical surveys

The impact of BREXIT on the INTRASTAT-SK statistical surveys

Last update: 27.03.2019 | Number of views: 3650

The forthcoming withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the EU (BREXIT) will directly affect the INTRASTAT-SK system in which the providers of statistical information declare the arrivals and dispatches of goods from and to the EU Member States.

The United Kingdom has not yet decided on its procedure for withdrawing from the EU, therefore the providers of statistical information of INTRASTAT-SK system should prepare for two possible scenarios: BREXIT with a Withdrawal Agreement and BREXIT without a Withdrawal Agreement.

BREXIT with a Withdrawal Agreement

  • During the transition period (until 31.12.2020), the same rules will apply as if the UK was an EU Member State.
  • Providers of statistical information will report the arrivals and dispatches of goods from and to the UK on the INTRASTAT-SK declarations.
  • The processing of foreign trade statistics, including estimates and imputations, will be carried out using standard procedures.

BREXIT without a Withdrawal Agreement (Hard BREXIT)

  • Imports and exports of goods to and from the United Kingdom will be subject to customs and taxation legislation on trade with third countries. The source of data for foreign trade statistics with the UK will be customs declarations.
  • The providers of statistical information of INTRASTAT-SK system who were obliged to submit declarations on the basis of 2018 data and trade with the United Kingdom will submit:
    • Null declarations if they were trading exclusively with the United Kingdom
    • INTRASTAT-SK declarations if they trading also with other Member States and their trade with the remaining Member States for 2018 is below the exemption thresholds.
  • In both cases, the reporting units will be able to apply for cancellation of the 2019 reporting obligation.
  • For the processing of foreign trade statistics, the data of economic operators trading with the United Kingdom will be specifically checked out.

More information on the reporting obligation in case of hard BREXIT will be provided by the staff of the INTRASTAT-SK consultancy:

E-mail: intrastat-sk@statistics.sk, Tel. No.: 02/50 23 62 77, 50 23 62 78.

The Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic draws attention to:

European Commission information campaign on EU business readiness in response to the risk of the UK's withdrawal from the EU without an Agreement (hard BREXIT).

Information on the financial administration portal intended for companies trading with the United Kingdom and want to do so after the day of leaving the EU.


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