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Implementation of new exporter definition postponed

Dutch Customs released a statement at the beginning of October that it would no longer be possible for a non-EU company to act as an exporter effective 1 December 2019. In order to provide sufficient time for non-EU companies to comply with the new exporter definition, Dutch Customs has officially confirmed that the deadline has been postponed until 1 April 2020.

This means that from 1 April 2020, non-EU companies will no longer be able to act as an exporter nor will they be able to be mentioned on the export declaration.

What does this mean for your business?

Non-EU exporters are advised to use this additional time to assess in which way they will adjust their business model to comply with the new exporter definition. Options include appointing a third party in the EU that will act on behalf of the non-EU exporter, or by establishing a PE in the EU.

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Should you need any advice on this matter, please contact Claudia Buysing Damsté or Suzanne Bras.

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Claudia Buysing Damsté

Claudia Buysing Damsté

Partner, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)65 103 04 63

Suzanne Bras

Suzanne Bras

Senior Manager Customs & International Trade, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)65 395 86 76

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