The independent, specialized and flexible customs broker of The Netherlands.
About 24/7 customs
24/7 Customs BV has been founded with the purpose to facilitate forwarders, shipping companies and other logistics service providers with independent customs brokerage in the Netherlands.
We are an independent customs broker with a flexible attitude which assures you to lift your service level to a higher standard as well. Correct, swift and in time customs declarations are crucial for you and your clients. A smooth passage through customs is what you want and we can provide this.
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We are an independent company and therefore you can rely on the safety of all information concerning yourself, your clients and their cargo.
We only take care of the customs formalities. We do what we do best and let you do what you do best.
Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday 08.30 to 17.30 hours but beside these hours we can always be reached to sort out any problems or take care of new orders.
We always aim to handle your orders in time so you will not experience any unnecessary delay on customs formalities.
We care about you and your clients. Making sure your client is happy is our mutual goal.
The customs broker is a crucial link in the logistic chain and we make sure this link is strong and flexible. Our aim is to have a long and healthy relationship with our clients.
Our team has tons of experience and knows its business. We received our AEO-licence from Dutch Customs which means that we are totally ‘in control’ and therefor a reliable partner for Customs and Customers. With the AEO-licence we benefit from certain privileges like less checks on our customs declaration. This means less delay for you shipments.
Brexit = Customsformalities
Of course you are aware about of the upcomming Brexit and that there is still a lot that is not clear yet.
One thing is sure; the Brexit is coming and you need to ask yourself if your company is going to be effected by it and how you are going to deal with it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you also offer tax representation for imports?
Yes, we certainly offer tax representation for imports. Fiscal representation is used when an importer is not established in the Netherlands. Normally, this importer must then pay VAT on import, however if we, 24/7 Customs, act as Limited Fiscal Representative for the importer, we transfer the VAT administratively to the buyer of the goods and the VAT does not have to be paid immediately upon import. This therefore provides an enormous liquidity advantage for the importer.
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Can you also provide customs documents in Belgium?
Yes, we work very closely with a reliable partner in Zeebrugge.
If you would like to know more about this, please feel free to contact us to explain further.
I am selling goods that are about to leave the EU. Am I responsible for the export document?
Whether you are responsible for drawing up an export document when you sell goods that are going to leave the EU depends on the agreements you make with the buyer. These are the terms of delivery or also known as the incoterms. Depending on what you agree, you may or may not be responsible for the layout of the output document. Think carefully about this because there are major financial interests involved: If you sell goods and the destination is outside the EU, then you sell them with the “0”% VAT rate. In order to be able to demonstrate to the tax authorities that the goods have actually left the EU, you need an export declaration that has been “deregistered” or has received “confirmation of exit”. If you cannot conclusively prove that the goods have left the EU, the tax authorities will recover the VAT from you. On the link below of the Chamber of Commerce you can find the various delivery conditions and the explanation.
If you would like to discuss your specific situation with us, please feel free to contact us.
You are AEO certified. What does that actually mean?
We are very proud that we have earned and received the AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) certificate from Customs. This means that Customs has appointed us as a reliable and honest customs broker who may make use of certain simplifications that also benefit our customers. An important advantage here is that, according to Customs, fewer checks are issued.
If you have any specific questions about this, please feel free to contact us.
We want to import goods from outside the EU. Can you help us with the correct commodity code and requirements?
If you want to import goods from outside the EU, it is advisable to first carefully investigate what requirements there are to import these goods and, not unimportantly, whether certain duties must be paid upon import. It is possible to look this up yourself or the link below from Customs:
However, if this seems a bit too complicated for you, you can also submit the questions to us via the contact form.
Your name is 24/7 Customs BV; does this mean that you are actually in the office 24/7 to file tax returns?
No that is fortunately not the case. Our declarants also deserve their rest :). What it does mean is that we are available 24/7 by phone for emergencies. So if you have forgotten to send an assignment within normal office hours but that assignment still needs to be carried out in the evening or at the weekend, you can call our general telephone number + 31-180-727811 and we will talk to you and have a look. we will see if we can solve it.