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Electronic Customs Tariff

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The Electronic Customs Tariff (EZT) is the customs tariff applicable in Germany, which is used for the handling of the import and export of goods. For this purpose, the goods are classified based on their code numbers and assigned to the respective customs duties that apply in Germany. The EZT is based on the Taric, the European Union’s Integrated Tariff, but also contains nationally valid data such as excise duties, information on bans and restrictions on imports and exports, and trade policy measures such as anti-dumping duties. Companies can use the EZT to determine the due duties on imports or exports online in advance. Goods that are imported into Germany receive an 11-digit code number, goods for export an 8-digit code number.

At the beginning of 1999, the EZT replaced the printed version of the German Customs Tariff.