Exporter definition postponed once again

It’s currently still possible for non-EU established companies to be listed as an ‘exporter’ if they have appointed an indirect customs representative.

However, this is going to change. Non-EU established companies will need an alternative way in order to deal with their exports transactions from the Netherlands.

These changes would be implemented per April 1, 2020. As of that date, a non-EU established company would no longer be listed as an ‘exporter’ in box 2 of the export declaration in the Netherlands. 

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and measures introduced by the Dutch Government in the Netherlands, the implementation of the amended exporter definition has been postponed. The Dutch Customs authorities have issued a statement that the postponement will last until the 15th day of the month following the withdrawal of the COVID-19 measures.

We understand that COVID-19 and all its consequences have to take priority. However, please do also consider these changes in your day to day business as these could affect your continued operations in the EU.

Please feel free to contact Stevie Mols or Jayant Rakhan if you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss the impact and / or solutions for your company.