TARIC database – rules for products imported into the EU
TARIC, the integrated Tariff of the European Union, is a multilingual database integrating all measures relating to EU customs tariff, commercial and agricultural legislation.
Integrating and coding these measures facilitates their uniform application by all Member States and gives all economic operators a clear view of measures to be taken when importing goods into the EU or exporting goods from the EU.
It also makes it possible to collect EU-wide statistics for the concerned measures.
Daily transmissions of TARIC data via an electronic network guarantee immediate and correct information for the national administrations of the Member States, who use this data mainly to feed their national systems for customs clearance, with the goal of maximising automatic customs clearance.
The legal base of the TARIC is Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (Official Journal L 256, 07/09/1987).
Main categories of measures (Non exhaustive list):
"Third country duty", customs duty applicable to all imports originating in a non-EU country/territory, as defined in the Combined Nomenclature
Autonomous tariff suspensions
Additional duties on sugar, on sugar content and on flour content
Representative prices for poultry
Standard Import Values and Unit Prices for fruits and vegetables
Trade Defence instruments
Antidumping duties and countervailing duties
Prohibitions and restrictions to import and export
Import and/or export prohibition of certain goods (e.g.: ozone-depleting substances, certain products originating in or exported to some countries/territories like Iran, North Korea, etc.)
Import and/or export controls of certain categories of goods (e.g. products subject to CITES, luxury goods, cultural goods, products and equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases, dual use goods, veterinary or phytosanitary controls on animals and food, etc.)
Surveillance of movements of goods at import and export
TARIC also contains
The goods nomenclature and the additional codes;
The supplementary units;
The EU codes to be used in Data Element 2/3 of the Customs Declaration as "Documents produced, certificates and authorisations, additional references" (previously: Box 44 of the Single Administrative Document - SAD)
The nomenclature of country/territory codes used in the different Data Elements of the Customs Declaration, in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012 of 27 November 2012 implementing Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries, as regards the update of the nomenclature of countries and territories.
The TARIC does not contain information relating to national levies such as rates of VAT and rates of excises.
TARIC raw data is also freely available in Excel format.
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