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) has been changed in the Netherlands. From the 4th of October 2021 Dutch Customs introduced the CVB. CVB is the Dutch abbreviation for Container Release Message. Please note though! Declarants in all port sectors must take this into account. Contrary to its name, the CVB equally applies to containers, trailers, general cargo and bulk cargo.
This English-language website explains 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 with 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 and make sure your declaration is done in the right way!