Goods coming in from countries outside of the EU may not be freely traded until the moment all obligations such as payment of import duties- or taxes have been adhered to. Or, until the moment quality inspections of different nature ( such as Food & Health ) have been carried out. Sometimes it is attractive to delay the clearance until the moment that you are actually trading. Maybe for financial reasons or otherwise. A transit document T 1 can be the solution. A document T 1 is required for transport under customs supervision ( in bond).
Rotterdam Customs Services can inform you about the advantages and arrange the declarations.
Within the EU there is a free movement of goods. When goods are moved within the countries of the EU a customs declaration is not needed. Import duties do not apply. But not all European countries are a member of the EU. The moment goods are moved over non-EU countries territories, such as the United Kingdom or EVA-countries, a T 2 needs to be made up.
Same as with exports to an EVA country (such as Norway or Switzerland ) the goods need to be accompanied by an export declaration and T 2 document to proof that it concerns EU goods.
Rotterdam Customs Services can issue this T 2 document for the transit to or through these countries.
For more information please ask our colleagues.
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