Correcting discrepancies of (bulk) goods in the subsequent declaration
It may occur that the quantity or the weight of (bulk) goods in the declaration for temporary storage declaration (aangifte tot tijdelijke opslag, ATO) differs from the subsequent declaration for the same cargo, such as a declaration for customs warehouse or import declaration. On this page, you can read what you, as declarant of the ATO or a subsequent declaration, must do to rectify these differences.
Less goods in the subsequent declaration
When less goods are declared in the subsequent declaration than are declared in the ATO, the ATO is partially not cleared. There are acceptable weight differences for various bulk shipments. You can find what these are in the Handboek Douane, onderdeel 11.00.00, paragraaf 17.1.3 Acceptabele gewichtsverschillen (Customs Manual, section 11.00.00, paragraph 17.1.3 Acceptable weight differences (only available in Dutch)). If the difference in the load is greater than permitted, the person submitting the ATO must explain the difference.
More goods in the subsequent declaration
When more goods are declared in the subsequent declaration than are declared in the ATO, we cannot accept the subsequent declaration. The person submitting the subsequent declaration and the person submitting the ATO must consult each other as to which data are correct. Depending on this, the ATO or the subsequent declaration must be amended.
Changing an ATO
The person submitting the ATO may change incorrect data in an ATO. They can submit the following:
- change the number of packages, goods description or weight
- remove the B/L number
- add or remove information from or to transhipment
We request data from the person submitting the ATO if we have questions about the changes in the ATO. After we have assessed the data, we may accept the changes. If we do not accept it, we check the cargo against the original ATO.