Import tax on goods, declarations, calculations for taxes and duties – we can assist you with the routines for customs clearance of your import.


Customs clearance process for import

If you want to import goods to the Netherlands( from Norway or another country outside the European Union), you must declare it to the Dutch customs. 

The amount of import duties and VAT on import is determined on the basis of information you provide in your declaration.


Three main areas of import duty

  • Import duties according to the commodity code

  • Temporary import

Goods that are temporary imported and later re-exported. ( e.d. inward processing/ exhibition goods/ promotional materials.

  • Re-import

Goods that are re-imported into the EU after being (temporary) imported. ( passive painting/ exhibition or lending).


Excise goods

For import of goods as alcohol, tobacco and medicine apply special rules. Read more about importing excise goods: import excise goods.


Allard Stuivenberg

Allard Stuivenberg

Teamleader Customs & Compliance
Ties Koning

Ties Koning

Customs & Compliance