The help information is structured according to the main browser screens and includes:
The Taric Browser enables browsing the tariff data, above all the nomenclature codes and duty rates.
With the use of the browser it is possible to:
browse data concerning goods nomenclature, duty rates and other measures;
search for text expressions in the goods nomenclature code descriptions;
search for geographical areas (countries and groups) through their codes;
calculate duties to be paid for the given commodity.
The selection of one of available languages enables the display and/or search for EU data in this language and causes the change of Browser interface language.
On the Start page the date of the last data modification is displayed too. It indicates the date from which the most up-to-date data are coming which can be displayed and/or searched with the browser.
This date indicates date, for which the information provided by the system should be valid.
By default the reference validity date is always the current date.
The Set current date button allows for automatic return to the current date, in case it was changed earlier.
When a non-existing date has been entered, for example, 2003 02 30, the browser automatically sets the last valid date (in that case 2003 02 28).
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The following operation types can be carried out on the screen Browse tariff:
The goods nomenclature is built as a hierarchically structured tree. After the button Browse nomenclature tree has been pressed, the Taric Browser displays the Nomenclature tree screen with the section list. From that list, after clicking the section number, it is possible to go to the chapter list (2-digit code), then accordingly to the heading list (4-digit code), the sub-heading list (6-digit code), the combined nomenclature – CN list (8-digit code), and the TARIC nomenclature list (10-digit code), which is on the lowest tree level.
When a footnote is assigned to a goods nomenclature codes the footnote identifier is presented next to the goods nomenclature description. The identifier is a link, which enables opening window with footnote description.
Instead of scrolling the tree step by step, one can go directly to the searched code through entering the code into the Goods nomenclature code field and clicking the button Browse nomenclature tree. The code must have the correct format, that is, it must be the 2-, 4-, 6-, 8- or 10-digit code. It is not necessary to enter the spaces after the 4th, 6th and 8th digits.
If no code has been entered or its format is incorrect, the browser displays the error message. The browser displays the searched code in the context of adjacent codes.
The measures are duty rates, taxes (VAT and excise tax), and non-tariff restrictions and prohibitions, which are assigned to goods nomenclature codes.
The measures are always displayed for a particular nomenclature code. There are two ways to get the information about the measures attached to the Nomenclature code:
It is possible to go directly from the Tariff tree screen to the Duty rates screen. One has to click the nomenclature code on the lowest level, that is, the code which has no hierarchically lower codes (so called "leaf code"). In that case the system opens the Duty Rates screen showing all measures applicable for the relevant Goods nomenclature code.
The Nomenclature code has to be entered into the Goods nomenclature code field. The code must have the correct format, that is, it must be the 2-, 4-, 6-, 8- or 10-digit code. It is not necessary to enter the spaces after the 4th, 6th and 8th digits.
After clicking the button Search measures, the system displays all measures assigned to that code, for all the origin/destination countries.
If the Country of origin/destination has been chosen, the result will concern only those measures which are applicable for the selected Goods nomenclature code and origin/destination country.
Note: The code must be the "leaf code". If not a "leaf code" is chosen, the system goes to the Tariff tree.
The browser displays the Duty Rates screen, where the information is presented in following order:
the Reference validity date chosen for the whole session;
the Goods nomenclature code with the goods description;
Footnotes attached to the Nomenclature code (if any);
Information about Nomenclature groups the given code is member of;
the measurement unit;
restrictions and prohibitions concerning import and/or export of goods (with relevant footnotes, regulations, additional codes and conditions);
unit values and standard import values (with relevant footnotes, regulations, additional codes and conditions);
duty rates for particular country groups and countries or for a specific country (with relevant footnotes, regulations, additional codes, conditions, quota order numbers and links to Meursing calculation screen);
taxes (with relevant footnotes, regulations, additional codes and conditions).
Clicking the footnote code, regulation, additional code and condition button opens the screen with the detailed information. Sometimes the link to the footnote text is displayed on the screen presenting the additional code description text .
The quota number is a link to the detailed information about this Quota in the TQS application.
If the measure is assigned to the country group, it happens that some countries from that group are excluded from the application of the measure – then beside the country group acronym the abbreviation Excl. is displayed with the excluded country (countries) acronym.
Duty rates are displayed in the following order
The Duty rates are sorted according to following attributes:
By clicking the acronym of the country or country group one will receive the related information on the Geographical areas screen.
Some duty rates posses a link to so-called agricultural component (Meursing code). After clicking that link the Composition of goods Meursing code the screen Meursing is displayed.
In order to calculate the value of the additional duty for certain agricultural products one has either to set the amount of Milk Fat, Milk Proteins, Starch/Glucose, Sucrose sugar contained in the given product or to set the additional code (only 3 last digits). Afterwards one has to click the "=" button. The system returns the values of components for the given Meursing additional code and the appriopriate additional duty component.
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The text search enables searching for goods nomenclature codes descriptions, according to a text expression.
Only the information valid for the set reference validity date is searched.
In the Text expression field the searched word or search pattern (a word, sentence, eventually with special signs) should be entered.
Wildcard Character (%)
The percent wildcard operator indicates that any character or characters can appear in position represented by the wildcard.
Example: when searching for "pack%", the results are texts containing "packs", "packings", "packer", "packed" etc.
Wildcard Character (_)
The underscore wildcard operator indicates that a single position represented by underscore any character can occur.
Example: when searching for "processe_", the results are texts containing "processes" or "processed".
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Searching for the geographical area consists of searching for the country or country group.
The country is searched for by entering the ISO country code (for example, "LT") or the country name. The obtained result includes, beside the ISO country code and the country name, also the codes of all the country groups, to which the searched country belongs and the geonomenclature code.
The country group is searched for by entering the code of this group (for example, "WTO"). The obtained result includes the list of all the countries being members of that group with all relevant information about these countries.
Country ISO code
This is the country code given by the International Standard Organization (ISO) under the number 3166-2 Alpha code. The obtained result includes, beside the ISO country code and the country name, also the codes of all the country groups, to which the searched country belongs and the geonomenclature code.
This is the name of the country. The obtained result includes, beside the ISO country code and the country name, also the codes of all the country groups, to which the searched country belongs and the geonomenclature code.
Country group’s code
This is the code of the country group to which two or more countries belong. The obtained result includes the list of all the countries being members of that group with all relevant information about these countries.
Note: Only the first entered search criterion is taken into account by the system.
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The Duty Calculation screen is provided in order to make it possible to calculate on-line the duties and taxes applicable in a given case of import or export procedure.
In order to obtain the information about the customs restrictions, duties and taxes to be paid for the given commodity, the data corresponding to SAD information have to be provided.
The mandatory fields are marked with asterisc *.
The full 10-digit Goods nomenclature code.
The Additional Codes have 4 characters. The Additional codes cannot be entered in any sequence. If we have more than one code have to add in one of three fileds - 33_3, 33_4, 33_5.
The gross mass of the commodity should be captured. The field accepts 16 digits (including ".")
The net mass of the commodity should be captured. The field accepts 16 digits (including ".")
The procedure number should be captured. The first subdivision has 4 digits, the second subdivision - 3 digits. The both fields are mandatory.
The number of the preference should be chosen.
The quota identifier should be captured. It has 6 digits.
The commodity value should be captured. The field accepts 18 digits (including ".")
The result of calculation will be presented in the currency chosen here.
Commodity origin code*
The origin/destination country should be chosen.
The supplementary units can be added by clicking "+". The field Amount accepts 16 digits (including "."). The Measurement Unit should be chosen from the list.
The supplementary units can be entered in any sequence.
In order to remove the supplementary unit from the list, one has to check out the square on the right side of the given supplementary unit and click "-" sign.
The certificates can be added by clicking "+". The field Code accepts 4 characters.
The certificates can be entered in any sequence.
In order to remove the certificate from the list, one has to check out the square on the right side of the given certificate and click "-" sign.
After all needed data are captured, please press "Submit" button.
If any mandatory data would not be provided or provided wrongly, the error message would appear and the field with wrongly captured data would be marked with red exclamation sign !. After clicking on that sign, the information about correct format of the data would appear.
The calculation result is presented in the following way:
the detailed information concerning the commodity;
the information about footnotes attached to the given Goods nomenclature code;
the detailed information about restrictions, duties and taxes;
the summarised information corresponding to the Box 47 of the SAD;
the total amount to be paid.
In case of export, when no limitations no measures are to be applied, only the information "Import/Export possible without restrictions" is displayed.
Note: The calculation is always done for the Reference validity date set on the Start page.
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During imporation of the goods for measures associated with the measure types 141-144 the specific certificates ('proof of origin') must be presented for series 2xx and 3xx.
It is possible to browse quota valid in the last three years and satisfying the search criteria: Order number and country/region of Origin. At least one search criterion has to be specified.
The quota order number that identifies the quota.It is 6-digit number starting from “09”, but not from “094”. The licence quotas that are identified by the order number starting from “094”are not in the system.
The geographical area of origin the quota applies for. The quota can be associated with the countries/regions or group of countries. In the latter case it is applicable to all the countries/regions that belong to the group of countries in the quota validity period. As a search criterion a country/region can be specified.
It is the start date of the quota validity period.
It is the enddate of the quota validity period.
The initial volume is the value of the initial quota amount.
The balance is the value of the remaining quota amount that can be granted.
The critical state indicator provides informationthat the quota is in the critical state i.e. the quota has reached the quota critical thresholdand it is close to being exhausted.
This is the date on which the quota became exhausted.
Quota blocked till
This is the date by which the quota is blocked. The quota drawing requests can be sent, but they will be granted after the quota reopening.
This is the date on which the quota went to the critical state.
Imported amount awaiting allocation
This is the total value of the quota drawing requests awaiting allocation.
Last import date in allocation
This is the date of the last import (quota drawing request)awaiting allocation.
This is the list of order numbers of associated subquotas, in case the presented quota is the main quota.
Associated nomenclature codes
This is the list of the TARIC codes the quota applies for.
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