Overview of customs authorisations

There are quite a few different authorisations, registration processes, permits, admissions and agreements. We have classified them per subject.

If an application form and explanatory notes are available, they will be grouped together with the authorisation.

EORI number

Type of application

For what?

Application form
and explanatory notes

Application for an EORI number for businesses with their principal place of business in the Netherlands

To request an EORI number if your principal place of business is in the Netherlands. This also includes the 'Statement of Consent for Publication of EORI data' for the publication of your EORI data on europa.eu.

Application for an EORI number for businesses with their principal place of business outside the European Union

To request an EORI number if your principal place of business is outside the EU. This also includes the 'Statement of Consent for Publication of EORI data' for the publication of your EORI data on europa.eu.

Authrorised Economic Operator (AEO)

Type of application

For what?

Application form
and explanatory notes

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

To gain easy access to simplified procedures and various facilities during physical checks.

There are 2 types of AEO statuses:

  • AEO status for customs simplification (AEOC)
  • AEO status for security and safety (AEOS)

The AEO statuses are also provided in a combined form.

Union Customs Code (UCC)/Declaration procedures

Type of application

For what?

Application form
and explanatory notes

Entry in the Declarant's Records (EIDR).

To place goods under a certain customs procedure, by entering them in your administrative records. You are not required to present the goods at a customs office.

Customs representative authorisation certificate

To represent persons and enterprises for declarations, notifications and other actions and formalities covered by customs legislation.

Registration of electronic communication

For the digital exchange of communication with the Customs authorities and digital declarations for customs procedures.

Simplified declaration

To place certain goods under customs procedures: import and export with a simplified declaration.

Union Customs Code (UCC)/Value, origin and rate

Type of application

For what?

Application form
and explanatory notes

Authorised exporter

To draw up declarations of origin (invoice statements) for the export of goods for which there is a preferential rate process in the country of import.

Authorised exporter A. TR. with prior endorsement

To supplement certificates already issued for A. TR. upon the export of goods from free circulation, from the EU to Turkey.

Authorised exporter self-issue A.TR.

For the self-issue of certificates for A.TR. upon the export of goods from free circulation, from the EU to Turkey.

Authorised exporter A. TR. with prior endorsement | cross-border

To supplement certificates already issued for A. TR  upon the export of goods from free circulation, from the EU, from 1 or more member states to Turkey.

Authorised exporter self-issue A.TR. | cross-border

For the self-issue of certificates for A.TR. upon the export of goods from free circulation, from the EU, from 1 or more member states to Turkey.

Authorised exporter |  cross-border

To draw up declarations of origin (invoice statements) for the export of goods for which there is a preferential rate process, from 1 or more EU member states to the partner countries.

Prior endorsement of replacement certificates

To supplement replacement certificates already issued.


Simplified determination of the customs value

To determine the amounts of the customs value of goods, if such amounts are not measurable on the date on which the customs declaration is accepted.

Union Customs Code (UCC)/Guarantee and collection

Type of application

For what?

Application form
and explanatory notes

Comprehensive guarantee

To determine a reference amount of guarantee to cover customs debts. Such debts may arise due to the use of customs procedures and temporary storage.

Deferred payment

For periodic payment of import duties and taxes by making use of monthly credit or an authorisation entry in the administrative records (monthly declaration).

Union Customs Code (UCC)/Transit

Type of application

For what?

Application form and explanatory notes

Authorised consignor

To place or consign goods from your business premises or other appointed locations under the Customs transport procedure, without physically presenting the goods or the accessory customs transport declaration at a customs office.

Authorised consignee

To receive goods, accompanying documents and proofs of declaration under the Customs transport procedure, at an appointed location, without then being physically presented at a customs office.

Authorised consignee for TIR operation

To receive goods covered by the External customs transport procedure and transported under the TIR procedure with the Carnet TIR proof of declaration, at an appointed location.

Authorised issuer T2L(F)

To issue proof of customs status of EU goods, without it needing to be signed beforehand by the authorised customs authorities of the exit country.

Simplified procedure for transport by rail with a CIM Bill of Lading

To use the CIM Bill of Lading for transport by rail, as a declaration for customs transport. This authorisation is only intended for rail companies based in the Netherlands.

Use of the electronic transport document procedure as a customs declaration

To use an electronic transport document as a customs declaration for:

  • air transport, or
  • sea transport

Use of seals of a special type

To use seals of a special type as an identification measure within the Customs transport procedure.

Bunkering in transit

To supply mineral oils and gases, originating from a non-EU country to ocean-going vessels, drilling platforms and submarines, for example.

Agreement on transport via a regular transport route

To be permitted to apply a simplified procedure for the Customs transport procedure.

Maintaining a regular shipping service

To maintain a shopping service using certain ships, with which you transport goods between ports within the EU customs territory.

Union Customs Code (UCC)/Special procedures and temporary storage

Type of application

For what?

Application form and explanatory notes

Customs warehousing procedure

To operate a public customs warehouse type II or a private customs warehouse.

Inward processing procedure 

To process, manufacture, destroy or repair non-EU goods in the EU customs territory, without needing to pay import duties.

End Use procedure

To release non-Union goods into free circulation with a specific end use, without having to pay the (full) import duties.

Transfer of rights and obligations for end use

To transfer rights and obligations of a 'End use' authorisation holder (transferor). This allows you to assign an end use for goods.

Outward processing procedure

To temporarily export EU goods from the EU customs territory for their use in 1 or more processing operations. You can then introduce the processed products in free circulation, without having to pay the (full) import duty.

Temporary admission procedure       

To temporarily import goods with full or partial exemption (suspension) of rights upon import.

Premises for temporary storage

To operate premises for temporary storage.

Union Customs Code (UCC)/Other

Type of application

For what?

Application form and explanatory notes

Permission for repair

To temporarily bring standard equipment, accessories and spare parts on board ocean-going vessels, or to remove such goods from board, for repair purposes.

Permission for provisioning within territorial waters

To transfer certain goods outside the coastline and within the 12 mile zone of the Netherlands. For a ship due to exit the EU customs territory.

The status of authorised weigher of bananas

To determine the net weight of fresh bananas and register the weight in weighing certificates.

Excise duties and consumption tax

Type of application

For what?

Application form and explanatory notes

Tax warehouse for the storage of excise goods

To hold, receive or dispatch excise goods under a duty suspension arrangement in a tax warehouse.

Tax warehouse for the production of products containing alcohol

To produce, process, hold, receive or dispatch alcohol under a duty suspension arrangement in a tax warehouse.

Tax warehouse for the production of tobacco products

To produce, process, hold, receive or dispatch tobacco under a duty suspension arrangement in a tax warehouse.

Tax warehouse for the production of mineral oil

To produce, process, hold, receive or dispatch mineral oil under a duty suspension arrangement in a tax warehouse.

Fictitious tax warehouse trader in mineral oils

To be permitted to receive or transfer mineral oils to and from a tax warehouse or bonded warehouse, under suspension of exercise.

Fictitious tax warehouse bunker trader in mineral oils

To be permitted to receive or transfer mineral oils to and from a (fictitious) tax or bonded warehouse, under suspension of exercise.

Fictitious tax warehouse agent

To be permitted to act as an agent for permit holders of a tax warehouse, where mineral oils are produced or stored.

Facility for production of consumer goods

To produce, process, hold, receive or dispatch consumer goods under a duty suspension arrangement in a facility for the production of consumer goods.

Facility for the storage of consumer goods

To produce, process, hold, receive or dispatch consumer goods under a duty suspension arrangement in a facility for the storage of consumer goods.

Facility for theme production of consumer goods (self-pressing)

To be permitted to press fruit and vegetable juices, under suspension of consumption tax.

Exemption from excise

To purchase or use excise goods under certain circumstances, with exemption from excise.

Exemption from consumption tax

To purchase and use alcohol-free beverages under certain conditions, with exemption from consumption tax.

Exemption from excise for research, quality control and flavour testing

To transfer excise goods from your tax warehouse to a specific location for research, quality control or flavour testing, with exemption from excise.


Exemption from excise on mineral oil for bunkering of own ships

To purchase and store particular mineral oils with exemption from excise and stock levy. Such mineral oils may only be used to bunker your own ships.


Registered consignor

To dispatch excise goods under a duty suspension arrangement upon their release for free circulation within the Union.

Registered consignee

To receive excise goods from other EU member states, under suspension of excise.

Registered consignee (temporary)

For one-off receipt of a consignment of excise goods from another EU member state, under suspension of excise.

Tax representative for excise, for distance selling

To be permitted to file a declaration in the Netherlands on behalf of a distance seller for goods taxed in another Member State intended for a Dutch private person.

Trader in unmanufactured tobacco

To trade in unmanufactured tobacco under certain conditions.


Holding distilling equipment

To use or hold distilling equipment suitable for the separation of ethanol from substances containing ethanol.

Production and holding of distilling equipment

To produce, use or hold distilling equipment suitable for the separation of ethanol from substances containing ethanol.

Simplified transport of particular mineral oils

To transfer particular mineral oils to designated member states with a Bill of Lading instead of the electronic administrative document.


Applying for ecxise stamps

To apply for excise stamps in the Netherlands.

Simplified excise procedures for operators of river cruise ships

To pay or claim back excise duties on beverages in the Netherlands, in a simplified procedure.

VGEM/Central Import and Export Office (CDIU)

Type of application

For what?

Application form and explanatory notes

Drug precursors Cat. 1

To import and export Cat. 1 substances, hold or trade in these substances within the EU, and conduct intermediary activities involving these substances.

Consent for weapons and ammunition

For the entry, exit or transit of category II and III weapons, ammunition and parts thereof, in the Netherlands. These are not intended for public services or the armed forces.

Export of dual use goods

To export certain dual use goods to specific destinations. 

Goods covered by (EU) regulation 1236/2005 (torture devices)

To import, export or transit torture devices to and from EU countries. A prohibition applies in some situations.

Goods covered by (EU) regulation 1236/2005 (torture devices)  - General

To export torture devices or medicines for example, suitable for use as capital punishment, to certain destinations.

Export, transit or transfer of military goods

To supply goods included in the common EU list of military goods.

Import of drug precursors

To import Cat. 1 substances.

Export of drug precursors

To export registered substances, with the exception of any exemptions.

Registration of Cat. 2

To trade, export or import Cat. 2 substances or conduct intermediary activities with such substances, with exemption. Also when using a Cat. 2A substance and holding more than 100 litres.

Registration of Cat. 3

To export Cat. 3 substances from the EU.

Export and re-export of Annex II goods to Russia.

To export and re-export certain goods for the oil and gas industry to Russia.

Goods subject to sanctions

To export or transit goods which require a permit according to national or international sanction legislation. Also all other operations using these goods.

Supervisory document for aluminium products

To be permitted to import aluminium products from certain third countries and hereby provide accurate strategic data in order to control the vulnerable aluminium market of the EU.

Supervisory document for iron and steel products

To be permitted to import iron and steel products from certain third countries and hereby provide accurate strategic data in order to control the vulnerable steel market of the EU.

Import of textiles

To import textile products from certain third countries.


Export of dual use goods

To export dual use goods.

Export or transit of military goods

To export or transit goods included in the common EU list of military goods.

Export of firearms, parts and essential components for firearms and ammunition

For the final export of certain firearms and ammunition from the EU. 

International import certificate for military goods

In case a foreign government body requests this certificate from you – as an importer of military goods in the Netherlands.

International proof of receipt of military goods

To prove the receipt of goods for which an international import certificate has been issued.

Purchase, import or transport of sanctioned goods from Iran

To purchase, import or transport certain goods from Iran.

Notification of Distributive trade of goods for dual use

To provide distributive trade services for certain goods for dual use.

Distributive trade

To provide distributive trade services for military goods. Or if you have received written communication that you must request a permit for distributive trade services for dual use goods.

Classification request

In case you have doubts regarding the permit obligation, the exemption obligation, the possible embargo on goods to be exported, or the final use of non-permit goods.

Procedures for dual use goods

To export certain goods for dual use – not included in Annex I of  directive 428/2009 – to certain destinations.

Export of cultural property

To export cultural property from the EU.

Temporary export of specific cultural property

For multiple, temporary export of 1 or more cultural property goods from the EU. This concerns cultural property temporarily used or exhibited in another country.

Other/Exemptions

Type of application

For what?

Application form and explanatory notes

Supply to NATO headquarters, units and foreign armed forces

For Dutch companies supplying goods tax-free to NATO headquarters, NATO units and foreign armed forces stationed in the Netherlands.


Exemption for capital goods and other equipment

For goods to be released into free circulation with tax exemption. You are releasing them into free circulation after having ceased your business activities outside the EU.

Exemption for goods intended for research, analysis or testing

For goods to be released into free circulation with tax exemption. You are releasing them into free circulation for the purpose of research, analysis or testing.

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