Strategic goods

Strategic goods are goods which you are not allowed to export, import or transit to certain countries or only under certain conditions. This is for reasons of security and international agreements. It concerns goods which can be used:

  • for military purposes
  • for both civil and military purposes
  • for the production of weapons of mass destruction and/or means of delivery for such weapons

If you do want to export, import or transit strategic goods, you must apply for a licence for this or you must submit a notification to the CDIU.

If you want to know whether certain goods are strategic goods, you can:

  • submit a test application for a licence
  • submit a request for classification of these goods

Below the following topics:

Forms

You can use the following forms for notifications or applications in connection with strategic goods. Also read how to submit the forms.

Deliveries of military goods within the EU 
and 3 other countries

Do you conduct transactions with military goods in another Member State of the European Union, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein?

Supplier of military goods

A supplier needs a transfer licence for the supply of military goods. This could be:

  • an individual transfer licence
  • a global transfer licence
  • a general transfer licence

With a general transfer licence, a supplier is allowed to supply military goods to certified («recognised») buyers of military goods.

The transfer licence is issued by the authorities of the Member State or country of establishment of the supplier.

Buyer of military goods

Does your company buy military goods from a supplier in another Member State of the European Union, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein? In that case, your company can, on request, be certified («recognised») as a buyer of military goods. With this certification, your supplier may send the goods to you using its general transfer licence.

The certification is issued by the authorities of the Member State or country of establishment of the buyer.

Certification is issued if the company meets the certification criteria. Companies established in the Netherlands use the following forms to apply for the certification:

These forms are also accompanied by a 'Summary of self-assessment for the Application for Certification for buyers of military goods'.

Before submitting an Application, you should request an initial meeting with Customs (Tax and Customs Administration/Customs Eindhoven region, DEI Unit - Customer Management, Telephone +31(0)40 292 45 44.

The 'Summary of self-assessment for the Application for Certification for buyers of military goods' will be issued to you after the meeting.

More information

More information about the transfer of military goods and the certification of companies can be found on the website:
https://www.government.nl/topics/export-controls-of-strategic-goods.

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