Do you need help or advice when dealing with complex customs legislation? When you trade internationally, you may be confronted with customs laws and regulations on both the import and export sides, for example due to specific trade agreements. Customs authorities check these flows, so you may encounter them at different times. We can help you with the points of interest that are relevant to you when goods enter or leave the EU.
What should you pay attention to?
In cross border trade, you have to be aware of the conditions under which you are doing so. For international trade, organisations frequently agree on specific contractual terms and obligations based on ‘Incoterms’. The International Chamber of Commerce developed these Incoterms, which regulate and divide the duties, costs and risks between buyers and sellers. For example, they determine which party is responsible for the inward and outward customs clearance of goods in a particular country. This is important as these can result in additional obligations for this party, both in terms of customs and VAT matters.
In addition, levies like import and excise duties are important. Customs duties are often considered to be a necessary evil, but proper planning can sometimes save a lot of costs in this respect. Failure to comply with (often complex) customs formalities can often delay your trade flow, and that can be costly too.
We can help you to apply customs procedures and facilities correctly, simplify formal procedures and gain logistical advantages from a customs perspective. We are also pleased to advise you on the potential consequences of new customs legislation on your international trade.
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Baker Tilly is an experienced consultant in the field of VAT compliance and fiscal representation in the Netherlands. At your request, we work closely with your logistics service providers who handle your warehousing, goods handling, distribution and logistics, so that we can ensure that the VAT obligations for your business operations are properly organised.
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