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The Netherlands makes importing to Europe easy

Why?

Favorable business climate
Efficient and cost-effective customs service: flexible approach, facilitating trade, highly digitized
The Netherlands provides VAT deferment
No advanced payment of import VAT
The Netherlands provides bonded warehousing
No payment of import duties until clearance
Specialized logistics providers for bonded goods
Value added services like assembly, configuration is possible in the bonded warehouses
Central location within the European market
Reach 244 million consumers within 1000 kilometers

The Netherlands, your efficient partner in logistics

The Netherlands is ranked 8th globally in terms of customs efficiency, well ahead of the U.K. (10), Belgium (23) and Germany (32)

World Economic Forum 2016/2017

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Are you an exporter of goods to Europe? Looking for a distributor to Europe? When it comes to the import of goods, The Netherlands is your gateway! Guaranteeing not only a smooth process but also a better cash flow and lower operational costs.

How do I import my goods into Europe, how does VAT work in Europe and how much VAT do I have to pay in Europe? Normally when entering a foreign market, you have to pay taxes and duties at the moment of clearance. The Netherlands provides VAT deferment and bonded warehousing. Making your import process a lot easier.

Gain cash flow

How does VAT deferment work in The Netherlands? What does bonded warehousing mean and what are the benefits of bonded warehousing? With the Dutch so-called ‘article 23 license’ you are allowed to defer the payment of import VAT until the moment of filing the periodical VAT return. Giving a positive outcome on your cash flow!

Bonded warehousing

Which goods can I import into Europe and how can I optimize my logistic costs? When using The Netherlands as your European gateway, you not only benefit from our strategic location, but storing your product in a customs-bonded warehouse gives you the benefits of avoiding double duty payment and postponing of duty payment until your goods leave the warehouse.

Specialized import

What is the EU legislation on importing goods into Europe when it comes down to specialized goods? Team up with the LSPs of The Netherlands for help on intellectual property regulations, getting an European patent, CE compliance, CE mark or getting ISO certified 9001 and ISO certified 14001. Even when importing ADR Hazmat hazardous materials, dealing with HACCP or GDP in European pharma distribution, The Netherlands shows it is more than just your gateway.

Improve your process and product quality. Use The Netherlands as your gateway!

With the Dutch so-called ‘article 23 license’ you are allowed to defer the payment of import VAT until the moment of filing the periodical VAT return. Giving a positive outcome on your cash flow!