Safety, health, economy and environment - introduction

Customs monitors the import, export and transport of goods. Customs also monitors compliance with the rules concerning safety, health, economy and environment (abbreviated as VGEM).

VGEM - tasks and responsibilities Dutch Customs

In all of its activities Customs also verifies whether goods movements meet the standards of safety, health, economy and environment (abbreviated as VGEM). Under this heading you will find information about the tasks performed by Customs.


Summary of Customs tasks and the relevant ministries

The following list shows which ministries are responsible for the laws and regulations in which Customs fulfils a task and which goods, traffic or events Customs inspects in connection with each task.


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