Stricter requirements by Dutch Customs for all maritime import cargo from outside the EU
The procedure for the submission of subsequent declarations for goods from outside the European Union (EU) will change in the Netherlands. As of the 4th of October 2021, 12.00 hours, Dutch Customs will commence the phased implementation of the CVB. CVB is the Dutch abbreviation for Container Release Message. Please note though! Contrary to its name, the CVB equally applies to containers, trailers, general cargo and bulk cargo.
This English-language website will explain how as a foreign shipper, you (or the forwarder or carrier acting on your behalf) can ensure that your cargo always enters the EU quickly and efficiently through the Dutch ports, also following the introduction of the CVB. The first step is to always to provide your local Dutch customs agent with the correct information in a timely manner. If they next use an advance declaration + (automated) presentation notification, this can further speed up the customs handling considerably. Prevent delays. A proper preparation for the CVB starts right now!