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Custom Declarations2019-01-03T11:36:18+00:00

Customs Declarations

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Outsource customs declaration in the Netherlands

Douane customsImport and export declarations are processed electronically (AGS) and sent to every customs declaration point in the Netherlands.
Containers arriving in Rotterdam are customs cleared in a fast and professional way. It is very important for the customer to avoid delays. For that reason, we ensure that the internal import procedures are closely monitored and that unnecessary costs such as demurrage are avoided as much as possible. This also applies to import and export declarations for your airfreight shipments.

Customs legislation and regulations

As an importer or exporter, you are deemed to be aware of customs legislation regarding import and export of goods. For example, each product has a Harmonised System code with the percentage of import duties linked to it.

Although you, as importer or exporter, are responsible for making these declarations, Colvan assist you determining the customs value and helps you to make use of the option to keep or move the goods bonded.

The goods can be stored under customs supervision so that you can determine the right time to pay import duties. If you are selling the goods outside the EU you do not pay any import duties at all.

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Frequent asked questions

What is an Attestation of Origin?2019-01-03T09:16:18+00:00

The Attestation of Origin replaces the Form A in the long term and indicates that goods originate from developing or less developed countries with which the EU has concluded the APS agreement. With the Attestation of Origin, it is possible to get a discount or exemption on import duties.
The Attestation of Origin is a declaration that is placed on the invoice by the supplier. For values ​bigger than € 6,000 the supplier will have to register in the Self Certification System Registered Exporter (REX) For more information, please refer to the website of the Chamber of Commerce.

Colvan customs brokers can assist you with the question whether an Attestation of Origin is of value to you

Is Colvan International Forwarding AEO certified and what are the advantages?2019-01-03T09:26:29+00:00

Colvan International Forwarding has been fully certified since 12 March 2012 (Simplified schemes and safety) and benefits from a number of advantages:
– less physical and document checks
– priority when checking if Colvan is selected for checking
– on request, a check can take place at a certain location
– no check on previously checked criteria with subsequent permit applications
– prior notification during checks
– provide less data in the summary declaration
– recognition AEO safety permit (AEO-S) by other countries (outside the EU) If Colvan takes care of your declarations for Import and Export, you also benefit from these advantages.

What is the amount of VAT charged on import?2019-01-03T09:25:00+00:00

Import VAT is calculated on the customs value plus the costs of inland-transport up to the importer’s warehouse plus the amount of import duty that is due.

I have declared a wrong value. Can the declaration be adjusted?2019-01-03T09:19:53+00:00

If the import declaration has not yet been finalized, the customs value can be adjusted. If the declaration has been finalized, a request for reimbursement can be made if the value is too high. It is important that contracts, accounts and documents show that the value is incorrectly specified. If the value is too low, a request for additional payment will be made.
Colvan declarants can assist in this or, upon authorization of the customer, submit the request for a refund.

What is an invoice declaration?2019-01-03T09:17:27+00:00

An invoice declaration is a declaration of origin. For goods with a limited value (up to € 6,000) and from certain countries with preferential origin, a discount or even an exemption applies at the import duty rate.
For more information, please refer to the website of the Chamber of Commerce.

Colvan customs brokers can assist you with the question of whether an invoice declaration is of value to you.

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