Definition: Member State of consignment

Category: External trade

When, before reaching the Member State of arrival, goods have entered one or more countries in transit and have been subject in those countries to halts or legal operations not inherent in their transport, the Member State of consignment shall be taken to be the last Member State where such halts or legal operations occurred. In other cases, the Member State of consignment shall be the same as the Member State of dispatch.
Eurostat, "Statistics on the trading of goods - User guide", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1998