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Netherlands: Customs relief in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Netherlands: Customs relief in response to coronavirus

Dutch Customs authorities today, 26 March 2020, announced a package of measures to support companies that are affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.


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The measures are intended to support those companies that are temporarily facing difficulties in meeting their payment obligations under the applicable customs and excise regulations and that may fail to comply with deadlines and formalities under the regulations.

Also, the Dutch Customs authorities have postponed the requirement for an entity to be established in the EU in order to act as exporter for customs purposes.

Separately, the EU has also introduced an export restriction for personal protective equipment.

Read a March 2020 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in the Netherlands

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