Corona: obligatory statement of supplementary units upon the exportation of COVID-19 vaccines


From 1 April 2021, it is obligatory to also state the active ingredients of COVID-19 vaccines in the customs declaration. The new obligation applies to export to countries outside the European Union (EU).

The details are set out in TARIC (the integrated customs tariff of the EU) and it applies to all active ingredients as referred to in the 'Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/442'.

The obligatory GN codes and TARIC codes

Do you export COVID-19 vaccines or the active ingredients thereof outside the EU? From now onwards these GN codes must be filled in on the customs declaration:

  • ex 2933 99 80
  • ex 2934 99 90
  • ex 3002 90 90
  • ex 3504 00 90

In addition, you have the obligation to fill in the supplementary TARIC codes 4520 up and including 4526 and 4999. Are you using the business code Y981? Please also state the supplementary units. This is obligatory from 1 April 2021.

An incomplete customs declaration will not be accepted

If the supplementary units concerned are not stated on the customs declaration, the declaration will not be accepted and you will not be able to export the COVID-19 vaccines outside the EU.

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