Intrastat is the system for collecting statistical data on the trade with goods between Member States of European Union (EU). When a country become a Member State and part of the Single Market, the customs control over the goods movement between this country and the other Member States, so that the traders will no longer be obliged to fill in customs declaration for these goods.
To replace this data source, was created and developed the Intrastat system, for collecting statistical data directly from trade operators from EU Member States which undertake activities of exchange of goods with other EU Member States. The Intarstat statistical system, is operational at EU level since the 1st of January 1993 and it is based on Regulations applicable in all EU Member States. The Regulations in force are: Council Regulation no. 638/2004, regarding statistics on the trade between EU Member States and Commission Regulation no. 1982/2004 for implementing Council Regulation no. 638/2004.