Customs procedures for import (valid until April 30, 2016)

If you are planning to import goods for one of the following purposes: release into free circulation, active refinement, passive refinement, temporary import or processing under customs control? This part of the website provides information about what you can and must do to use these procedures.

Customs procedure for release into free circulation (valid until April 30, 2016)

Goods entering the EU customs area must first be released into free circulation. After that they can be placed on the EU market.

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Customs procedure for inward processing (valid until April 30, 2016)

Are you planning to bring non-community goods with an import tax exemption into the Netherlands or another EU country? And subsequently have those goods processed and then taken back outside of the EU? Read here about how that is arranged.

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Customs procedure for outward processing (valid until April 30, 2016)

Are you planning to transfer community goods from the Netherlands or another EU country to a country outside of the EU? And to have those goods processed there (refinement) and import them back into the EU with a full or partial exemption from import tax? Read here about how that is arranged.

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Customs procedure for temporary import (valid until April 30, 2016)

Are you planning to bring non-community goods from a non-EU country with an import tax exemption for import into the Netherlands or another EU country? And to use the goods in the EU for a certain purposes and then export them again to that or another non-EU country? Read here about how that is arranged.

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Customs procedure for processing under customs control (valid until April 30, 2016)

Are you planning to import non-community goods, subject to them to a treatment and then give them a different customs designation? Read here about how that is arranged.

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