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