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Re-design of Intrastat: analysis of the cost-benefit and administrative burden reduction

September 2015, 

The European Statistical System Committee has requested Eurostat to provide information on alternative or complementary approaches to re-design Intrastat (the system set up for collection of intra EU trade data), in terms of costs and benefits, possibilities to reduce administrative burden and legal and methodological implications. Consequently the project called “Re-design of Intrastat” was launched in November 2014.

CSIL, in consortium with DevStat - Servicios de Consultoría Estadística S.L (Spain) and Panteia (NL), will support EUROSTAT in  carrying out 3 (out of 5 tasks) tasks of the “Redesign of Intrastat” project, namely (i) administrative burden reduction assessment, (ii) the cost-benefit analysis and (iii) the reporting of the project outcomes.

As part of the methodology developed for this study, CSIL experts will carry out a comparison of cost and benefits of the different options to re-design Intrastat considering both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

The kick-off meeting for the launch of the study is scheduled on October 2015. The final results are expected to be delivered by July 2016.