Mention country of origin on your sales invoice

As from January 2019 additional information needs to be reported for the Intrastat declaration.

If you send goods to another country of the European Community, the origin of the goods must be reported.

You have to mention the country of origin on all your invoices for sales within the European Community. In case you do not know the origin of the goods, you must use the code “QU” on the sales invoice.

The “country of origin” is the country where the goods are grown or manufactured, or where the goods were edited or processed in such a way that a new product with a different commodity code emerged.

Panis also emphasizes to always mention the VAT number of your counterparty on your invoices for sales to companies. You may verify the VAT number validity of companies based in the European Community on the VIES website of the European Commission:

http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/?locale=en