Exporting goods from the Netherlands to foreign countries can be a lucrative venture, but it requires preparation and paperwork. Export declaration is a crucial step in the export process, where you complete and submit the necessary documentation to customs.
The data you need to export goods from the Netherlands:
Trade register number: if you are a company exporting goods, you must be registered in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce. You need the trade register number to complete customs documents.
EORI number: to export, you need an EORI number, which stands for Economic Operator Registration and Identification. This number is unique to each exporter and is necessary for customs to track the goods.
Invoice: you must prepare a commercial invoice for each export shipment. This contains the details of the shipment, including the origin and value of the goods.
Insurance certificate: it is recommended to take out an insurance certificate to protect the goods during transportation.
Export license: an export license is required in some cases, especially for high-value goods or goods sensitive to national security.
Customs documents: several customs documents must be completed for each export shipment, such as an export declaration and a declaration of origin.
By having these details in order and filling out the necessary paperwork correctly, you can ensure that the goods are exported without problems and that customs clearance goes smoothly. It can be helpful to hire a freight forwarder or customs expert like European Customs Clearance BV. to help you export goods and fill out the required documents.
Make clear agreements with your transporter: make sure you make clear agreements with the transporter about the delivery time, the responsibilities of the transporter and the insurance of the goods.
Verify the identity of the recipient: before you send the goods, it is important to verify the identity of the recipient to prevent fraud.
Make clear agreements about customs clearance: make sure you make clear agreements about who is responsible for customs clearance and related costs. By making clear transport arrangements and communicating them well to all parties, you can avoid problems and ensure that goods arrive at their destination on time and in good condition. It can be helpful to create a checklist to ensure that you don't forget anything when making the arrangements and completing the necessary documents.
European Customs Clearance can help you with
- Preparing a correct export declaration
- Certificate of Origin
- ATR document
- Handling quickly and efficiently an export declaration that has fallen under inspection by customs
Import Limited Fiscal Representation is an arrangement whereby a company not based in the European Union (EU) appoints an intermediary to act on their behalf when importing goods into the EU.
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