Tax: up to 21%

Duties: up to 7%

Restricted items: N/A

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays 

Lead times: 1-2 weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier

Prominent Languages: Dutch

The Complexities of Importing into the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a prime example of a thriving IT industry. Renowned worldwide for being the most reliable industry globally, as well as the most connected country in the world with 98% of all Dutch households having a broadband connection. The Netherlands is also considered to be the most completive country with the second-best broadband in all of Europe. It is therefore no wonder that the Netherlands is a popular import and export destination with world leaders such as IBM, Microsoft, Google, and NTT having their European HQ’s here. With recent changes in the definition of exporter throughout the EU, exporting out of the Netherlands now requires a physical entity to be set up within the EU. There are also certain carriers that should be avoided when shipping into the Netherlands.

 

How TecEx Can Help You Import into the Netherlands

TecEx is in a unique position to assist with the Netherlands as our EU-registered entity is here. We are therefore able to assist not only with both IOR and EOR but also assist with tax reimbursements in certain cases. TecEx’s full DDP service covers everything from the pick-up to final delivery. We handle your shipment with professionalism, conducting rigorous pre-compliance checks to ensure first-time customs clearance. We have an extensive network of carrier partners from whom we can select the most appropriate partner for the specific transaction. We are also able to work with our clients’ freight providers while maintaining our superior service.  

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