When exporting goods to countries outside the European Union, there are some important matters that need to be taken into account. Even when selling goods on EX Works terms. This is something that’s often underestimated by companies, but filing the right export documents is just as important as it is when importing commodities.

Things that matter

The most important thing for you, as the exporting party, is to provide the obligatory burden of proof. This is evidence of the fact that the goods are actually exported to a third country. Because you’re selling your commodities outside the European Union, you can do so at 0% VAT. However, you’re obliged to being able to proof that the goods have left the EU.

How to get a burden of proof

The easiest way is hiring a customs broker. The agency will prepare and provide the relevant export document to accompany the shipment to the country of choice. This document is presented to customs when the goods leave the European Union. Customs will then send an electronic confirmation that the goods have left the EU.

Additional documents

It’s possible that additional documents are required when exporting your goods. The products may need to be inspected. Or there may be certain restrictions on the export of your commodities, or to the country in question. What is the destination of the goods, and does customs need certain certificates for a reduction on import duties?

Possible certificates needed:

– FYTO
– ATR
– EUR1
– EUR-MED
– CVO (Certificate of Origin)

As you can see, there are many things that need to be taken into account. If you have any questions regarding the export of goods, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re available from Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 9 PM and from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturdays. You can reach us by calling +31 (0) 76 596 49 21 or by sending an email to info@wacustoms.nl. Or fill out the contact form and one of our employees will contact you as soon as possible.