Update: New Exporter Definition further postponed due to Covid-19

Last Friday the Dutch Customs authorities announced that the implementation of the new exporter definition, that makes it impossible for non-EU companies to act as exporter from the Netherlands, is further postponed due to the Covid-19 situation.

According to the announcement of the Dutch Customs authorities, the implementation deadline which was originally set for 1 April 2020 will be postponed to the 15th day of the month following the month the measures concerning Covid-19 are ended by the Dutch Government.

What does this mean for your business?

For the time being, non-EU companies can still act as exporter from the Netherlands. The postponement provides companies with additional time to make the necessary adjustments to their systems.

The current Covid-19 measures are in force until 6 April. As the implementation of the new exporter definition has been made dependent on the Covid-19 measures, it is not unlikely that the implementation will be further postponed. We advise companies to closely monitor the developments.

For more background on the exporter definition, read our previous blog (https://www.kneppelhout.nl/actueel/non-eu-companies-can-no-longer-act-as-exporter-from-the-netherlands).