Exports from Spain by non-EU-established companies as from November 4, 2020

The Spanish Customs Tax Authority has published a note to warn again that, as from November 4, 2020, exporters must be “established in the EU” in order to appear as exporter on an EU export declaration (SAD) for the Spanish Customs. In doing so, the Spanish Customs authorities shall apply the definition of 'exporter' set out in the new Union Customs Code.

In practice, as per November 4 the Spanish Customs authorities will check that the place of establishment of the EORI number corresponding to the exporter mentioned at box 2 in the export declaration (SAD), appearing at the European EORI database, is in an EU Member State. If such EORI appears as registered with a non-EU place of establishment the SAD will be rejected.

What if you don't meet this requirement?

Non-EU resident companies that do not meet this condition may consider using the services of a third party (i.e. qualified service provider) that meets the requisite of being EU Customs established and which may appear as exporter of the record on their behalf.

Please note that non-EU resident companies having obtained an EORI in Spain with a Spanish tax representative, would appear ex-officio with their Spanish tax domicile at the official address of this representative. For this case, it is contemplated that the company allows its data at the Spanish census to be shared for EORI database purposes which, if accepted, would result in the company appearing in the database as established in Spain.

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27 Oct 2020 at 11:07 am
2 min
Published by:
Daniëlle van der Meulen-Idema
Sr. VAT Specialist