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With competent Customs clearance across all borders
Cross-border transport is often associated with complex import and export regulations and time-consuming customs procedures. We make sure that the right documents are in the right place at the right time. Our customs specialists regularly attend training courses so that they can provide you with comprehensive and up-to-date advice. At our warehouse locations in Velbert, Cologne and Hamburg, we are exempt from customs duties and can clear your customs goods without time pressure. We have been AEO certified since 3 October 2017. In addition, many of our customers utilise the option of fiscal clearance in Rotterdam or Antwerp in order to increase their company's liquidity through import VAT-free fiscal clearance. We have more than 20 years of experience in this area and will be happy to advise you.
GERMAN ATLAS CLEARANCE
The Customs clearance in Germany is carried out via the ATLAS electronic customs system. The applications are submitted by our own customs departments in Velbert, Cologne and Hamburg. Our experts can clear customs at all ports, airports and border crossings throughout Germany. We have authorisations for import customs clearance available for you on our website and are happy to advise you on import restrictions, tariffs and other customs-related topics concerning imports and exports. Of course, we have our own deferment accounts for import VAT and customs.
Limited Fiscal Representation
Alternatively, we offer the option of so-called limited fiscal representation, whereby a fiscal representative in the Netherlands represents you to the local tax authorities.
The Dutch VAT system offers a cashflow advantage for companies that are not based in the Netherlands – how does that work?
According to European Union regulations, you must pay import duties and VAT (21%) on the value of the goods stated on the customs declaration at the time of the import declaration. Although you can reclaim the VAT, this requires registration in the Netherlands and this refund can take several months. Limited fiscal representation is the solution to this problem.
In the Netherlands, it is possible to use a special arrangement (licence) under Article 23 to postpone the payment of the VAT to the time of the VAT return. The import VAT must not be paid at the time of the import declaration, but at the time at which your fiscal representative completes the VAT return. The tax can also be deducted at the same time, so that the amount totals €0.00.
This option is generally only available to companies based in the importing country, but the Dutch tax authorities issue a corresponding licence to Dutch companies that act as so-called "fiscal representatives". Together with our partner in Rotterdam, we have been successfully offering this service for more than 20 years.
General fiscal representation with Dutch VAT number
As a German company, you can also apply for an own Dutch VAT number and apply for the license according to Article 23 by yourself. We can do this for you as well and then carry out your imports in the context of a so-called general fiscal representation. Your benefit – transparency regarding your effected imports and exports as well as all effected sales under your own Dutch VAT number. This also enables the delivery and charging within the Netherlands, utilizing the cashflow advantages of the so-called limited fiscal representation.