Transport Method Table

List of Fields in the Table

The Transport Methods window must be used for INTRASTAT reporting. All EU businesses must report their trade with other EU countries.

In the program, you can use the Intrastat Journal window to perform this reporting. You can either put the entries in the window yourself, or you can have the program import them automatically by clicking the Get Entries button on an intrastat journal. When you do this, the program imports only entries from the Item Ledger Entry table. If you have some G/L entries that should be included in the INTRASTAT report (for example purchase of office equipment for your own use from another EU country), you must put these entries in yourself.

The completed intrastat journal can either be written to a diskette or printed as a report.

In order for item entries to contain the necessary information when the program imports them to the intrastat journal line, you must have entered the information about the transaction method in the Transport Methods window.

There are seven 1-digit codes for the seven transport methods that are defined in connection with INTRASTAT:

1 for ship

2 for rail

3 for truck

4 for air

5 for mail

7 for pipe/wire

9 for self-transport (for example, transporting a car by driving it)

It is a good idea to set up all seven codes in the Transport Methods window. When you have set up the codes, enter them in the Transport Method field on purchase and sales headers or in the same field on the individual purchase and sales lines as you fill out invoices.

If you want to use the Get Item Ledger Entries batch job (by clicking the Get Entries button on an intrastat journal), you must also fill in the Countries, Tariff Numbers and Transaction Types windows.