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New system to speed Schiphol e-commerce

[ September 14, 2016   //   ]

Dutch Customs has launched a simplified e-commerce declaration called VENUE to keep growing volumes of smaller shipments moving smoothly through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is designed to help shippers import and export items that are being purchased via e-commerce platforms – such as fashion, personal care, and homeware – throughout the Union Customs Code transition period, which ends in January 2021.
VENUE-authorised shippers can submit a pre-declaration leaving out one or more particulars, such as the Harmonised System (HS) code, and with goods valued at €22 or less requiring no supplementary declaration.
Generating HS codes can be time consuming and the solution will keep cargo moving smoothly through Amsterdam, while simultaneously maintaining efficient and reliable Customs clearance processes. Particulars are provided to Customs through a periodic supplementary declaration.
The VENUE declaration will be available until the third quarter of 2019.