Customs for parcel shipping to Netherlands
As with any country in the European Union, goods being imported to the Netherlands are subject to EU trade restrictions. Although rules concerning trade between other nations in the EU are more lax, items being shipped from non-EU countries must be given a customs designation. The customs regulations include the filing of a declaration, inward and outward processing, temporary import, and processing under Customs control. Please check with Customs for import duties and applicable conditions.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Netherlands
It is the goal of Customs to check for and promote safety within the Netherlands borders. Based on the declaration and other factors, they will perform a risk analysis to determine the safety of goods entering the country. Social safety concerns include anything that may disrupt life such as acts of terrorism, and the protection of health as well as the environment. There are safety concerns regarding products such as goods of inferior quality or counterfeit goods.
Parcel documents delivering to Netherlands
In the Netherlands Customs minimizes logistical delays by using the Customs Manifest system. The customs entry system is used to exchange electronic data regarding goods entering and exiting the EU. There are several ways to make a declaration when entering the Netherlands hower an electronic declaration is the fastest and easiest. To register for electronic declarations it is best to contact the National Customs Helpdesk for the proper software package and a subscription to the service.
Parcel delivery limitations to Netherlands
Import duties and taxes are based on the amount of goods you are bringing into the Netherlands, as well as the type of goods and the point of origin. Generally goods from within the EU are subject to reduced duties or no duties at all. If your parcel is worth over forty five Euros, you will probably pay a 19% turnover tax plus a customs duty that depends on the type of product being imported. Anyone who sends an excessive amount of tobacco or alcohol may have to prove it is not for commercial use, or obtain a special permit.