Ordering and Logistics - Europe - Import and Customs


EU-countries: The formation of the European Union (EU) has made interaction between countries very easy, besides the fact that the currency, for many nations is now the same, the opening of borders also make transporting goods from one country to another very simple

Customs procedures within the EU: When a VAT number is provided, no additional procedures are necessary


EFTA-states: There are a number of European countries that are not part of the European Union, but that have made arrangements with the EU in terms of trade under EFTA (European Free Trade Association), these members are Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland

Customs procedures for EFTA countries: Per agreement with the EU this procedure is limited to comparing the commercial invoice to the shipped goods

Non-EU countries

Non-EU countries: For countries that are in Europe, but that are not part of the EU or the EFTA import and customs regulations may differ per country, the information given below is general information applicable to most non-EU states

Customs procedures for Non-EU countries: These consist of filling out the documentation for releasing the goods, and filing the documents for duty assessment, for this procedure a way bill and commercial invoice are required for the goods, these documents will be provided by the Plexwood office and will be sent directly to your broker

For Russia, please see Middle East/Russia/Asia

Find a broker: It is advisable to arrange a broker to handle these customs procedures, your broker will be your main contact person, a broker is an expert when it comes to importing goods from abroad, and he or she will make the process of clearing goods through customs fast and easy

Brokerage: Our transporter has customs brokerage offices all throughout Europe

Choice of brokerage office: Because brokerage is something that you need to arrange, you can also choose a broker company of your own preference, any international transport company likely has a brokerage department

Time frame and costs: Customs procedures via your broker take about 2 - 4 days, customs fees and duties primarily depend on the HS code (Harmonized System, also called HTS code), costs are a certain percentage of the value of the goods (these additional costs need to be taken into account when a project is budgeted)

Country of origin: The exporter of the products as they are mentioned in the invoice declares that these products are of EU (The Netherlands) preferential origin

ISPM-15 declaration: Plexwood is a wood product consisting of thin layers of veneer that are glued together crosswise under high pressure, according to the Phytopathological Department (Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenauthoriteit) of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Plexwood, in conformity with ISPM-15, is not regarded as wood because organisms cannot survive under high pressure, import restrictions therefore do not apply to any Plexwood product

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