Customs Documents

Paperwork for import and export outside the EU

When it comes to the import and export of goods outside the European Union (EU), different rules apply than when this takes place within Europe. For example, the goods must be declared to customs, import duties often have to be paid and certain excise duties, VAT and other levies may apply. Because Europe exports many products to countries outside Europe, it is good to know what needs to be done before the transport can take place. Certain rules may also apply when it comes to importing. What should you take into account as an importer and exporter?

What to do with your shipment?

What to do with your shipment?

What should you pay attention to when sending a shipment? Make sure you use the correct HS code and declare the goods to customs in a timely manner. It is important to ensure that the HS code is correct for the product you are exporting. It is also important to fill in the CN22 form truthfully. The rules differ per country outside the EU, so it is not the case that a product that you want to export to America must meet the same requirements and rules as if you export a product to Africa. When importing products, it is wise to always take a good look at the HS code of the product and find out whether certain import duties have to be paid. In this way you will not be faced with surprises as an importer or webshop.