You import excise goods or goods liable to consumer tax from a non-EU country

If you import excise goods or goods liable to consumer tax into the Netherlands from a non-EU country, you must pay excise duty or consumer tax.

Excise goods exceptions

As a registered consignor you will not pay excise if you bring the excise goods from the point of entry to the following locations:

  • an excise goods place
  • a bonded warehouse
  • an established registered consignee in another EU country
  • a place where the goods leave the territory of the European Union
  • an established consignee in another EU country as under Article 69 of the (1 January 1992) Excise Duty Act

You are a Registered Consignor if you have an authorisation from Customs. In addition, prior to transporting excise goods, you must provide security for the excise duty that you may have to pay.

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Exceptions for taxable consumer goods

You do not have to pay consumption tax if you transport the taxable consumer goods immediately after bringing them in with transport instructions to a tax warehouse for taxable consumer goods.

You have to declare the excise goods and the taxable consumer goods for the customs regulation: bringing imported goods into free circulation. In that case, the procedures in the explanatory notes to the tax return form apply.

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