Customs and export controls

This checking approach on the part of customs makes it increasingly important for companies to remain critical of themselves.

Unimpeded trade flows in collaboration with customs

Customs are endeavouring to minimise the extent to which they are an obstacle in the supply chain of international trade. Their way of working has radically changed over the years, and the scope of their work has expanded considerably. Customs still always perform the necessary checks at the border. As far as possible, checks within the Netherlands are administrative and automated.

Advice for transport and logistics sector

As a discussion partner to customs, PwC supports this approach by (for example) contributing knowledge and developing innovative solutions. It goes without saying that we also use this knowledge when it comes to advising our customers in the transport and logistics sector. Consider in this regard such things as identifying savings, selecting and implementing software solutions, working through objection and appeals procedures or advice on specific excise matters.

Simplified regulations? Monitoring is key

This checking approach on the part of customs makes it increasingly important for companies to remain critical of themselves. This is a prerequisite to be able to use a wide array of simplified regulations that minimise the customs impact on the logistical operation. 

We would be happy to contribute our thoughts on the content underlying terms such as compliance, self-assessment, in-control, control framework, internal checks and monitoring. After all, it often turns out that the details that customs are keen to see in this regard differ considerably from the way in which companies are doing things.

Export controls: your rights and obligations charted 

Export controls and sanctions legislation do not just affect companies producing or exporting strategic goods. Every organisation in the supply chain can find itself confronted with these things. For example, there is a sizeable number of European people and organisations to whom or to which no products or services may be offered.  

PwC can help you to chart your rights and obligations in this area, ensuring you are not faced with any surprises. Thus ensuring you are able to build a commercial advantage.

Training: in-house, bachelor’s and master’s programmes

We will also be happy to help you when it comes to developing your organisation and training your staff. PwC staff not only give lectures for international bachelor’s and master’s programmes in the field of customs and excise. We are also available for in-house education and training via the Academy.

"Export control and sanctions laws not only affect companies that produce or export strategic goods. Each organization in the supply chain can be affected by it."

Jos Verstraten, senior director


Jos Verstraten

Jos Verstraten

Senior Tax Director, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)65 329 63 07

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