Delay implementation definition Exporter

Delay implementation definition Exporter

Export declaration: exporter must be established in Union

At the beginning of October, Dutch Customs announced that the definition of Exporter will change as of 1 December. Due to the many demands from the interest group, Dutch Customs granted a deferment until the 15th day of the month following the month in which the Dutch government stops the measures taken to combat the coronavirus, so that the business community can analyze the consequences and take measures.

Consequences Exporter established in Union 

According to the change, as stated in the declaration, exporters should be established in the European Union. This means that, for example, a US buyer with a purchase according to the ICC Incoterms® delivery condition Ex Works (EXW) can no longer have an export declaration made by himself. The declaration must then be made by another party. For example the Dutch seller, the forwarder or a customs agent.

Interest group

With the news that the exporter must be established in the Union, many questions came from the market towards the interest groups. Given that this change has many consequences for the supply chains, mainly for ‘ex-works’ deliveries, Customs has decided to grant a deferment until the 15th day of the month following the month in which the Dutch government stops the measures taken to combat the coronavirus. In this way, the business community can better analyze the consequences and take measures.

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If you require more background information or assistance with your declaration or need advice, please contact one of the consultants at SGS Maco. We are happy to help.

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