Intrastat is the data collection and statistics production system for goods traded among EU member states. It collects data on:

  • Commercial transactions of goods for use, consumption, investment, or resale with ownership transfer;

  • Goods movements without transfer of ownership (e.g., stock relocations or moves of goods before or after outsourced production or processing, and after maintenance or repair);

  • Returns of goods.


Although the Intrastat system continues to be used, the term Intrastat is not used in the latest legislation, preferring instead intra-Union trade in goods statistics.

General configuration

Enable the Intrastat report by going to Accounting ‣ Configuration ‣ Settings. Under the Customer Invoices section, tick Intrastat and Save.


  • The region code is only used by Belgian companies. Under Accounting ‣ Configuration ‣ Settings, select the Company Intrastat Region where the company is located, and then Save.

  • If your warehouses are located in multiple regions, you can define the region code for each warehouse instead. To do so, go to Inventory ‣ Configuration ‣ Warehouses, select a warehouse, set its Intrastat region, and then Save.

Adding the Intrastat region to a warehouse

Default Incoterm

You can set default Incoterms for your company by selecting an Intrastat code in the Default Incoterm field of the Customer Invoices section, and then clicking Save.

Product configuration

All products must be properly configured to be included in the Intrastat report.

Commodity code

Commodity codes are internationally recognized reference numbers used to classify goods depending on their nature. Intrastat uses the Combined Nomenclature.

To add a commodity code, go to Accounting ‣ Customers ‣ Products and select a product. Under the Accounting tab, set the product’s Commodity Code.

Country of origin

To add the product’s country of origin, go to Accounting ‣ Customers ‣ Products and select a product. Under the Accounting tab, set the Country of Origin.

Invoices and bills configuration

Once products are properly configured, several settings must be enabled on the invoices and bills you create.

Transaction code

Transaction codes are used to identify a transaction’s nature. To set a transaction code on an invoice line, create an invoice or bill, click the button, tick Intrastat, and use the newly-added Intrastat column to select a transaction code.

Adding the Intrastat column to an invoice or bill

Partner country

The partner country is the vendor’s or customer’s country, depending on whether it is an invoice or bill. It is automatically filled in using the Country field in the contact form of the partner.

To edit the partner country manually, click on the Other Info tab when on an invoice or bill, and select the Intrastat Country.

Transport code

The transport code identifies the presumed mode of transport used to send the goods (arrival or dispatch). Once you have selected a partner country, the Intrastat Transport Mode becomes available.

Value of the goods

The value of a good is the untaxed Subtotal (Price multiplied by Quantity) of an invoice line.

Partner configuration

Two fields from the partner’s contact form are used with Intrastat: VAT and Country. The country can be manually set on the invoice or bill.

Generate the Intrastat report

Generate the report by going to Accounting ‣ Reporting ‣ Audit Reports: Intrastat Report. It is automatically computed based on the default configuration and the information on the products, invoices and bills, and partners.

Export the report as a PDF, XLSX, or XML file to submit it to your legal administration.

Each report line refers to a single invoice line and contains the following information:

  • Invoice or bill reference number;

  • System, which is a code automatically generated depending on whether the document is an invoice (dispatch) or a bill (arrival);

  • Country, which is the vendor’s country for arrivals and the customer’s country for dispatches;

  • Transaction Code;

  • Region Code (if your company is located in Belgium);

  • Commodity Code;

  • Origin Country;

  • Partner VAT;

  • Transport Code;

  • Value, which is always expressed in EUR even if the original invoice or bill used another currency.