Everything about the CVB

The introduction of the CVB in the Dutch ports affects all parties in the logistics chain. The right approach is essential. Request your customs agent to work with an advance declaration plus automatic presentation notification for subsequent declarations, for example. That way, you can even benefit from the introduction of the CVB. Doing so means that cargo will also move fast with the CVB as well. Find out what this takes today!

Implementation CVB in 4 phases

Dutch Customs is implementing the CVB in phases. Phase 1 started on the 4th of October 2021 and comprises the match of the import declaration (AGS) of the customs agent with the Declaration for Temporary Storage (ATO) of the shipping line/ cargo handing agent. From then on, these import declarations may only be submitted after the arrival of the ship (ATA) in the Dutch port. All the details about the 4 different phases of the CVB have been listed in the schedule below.

CVB: from challenge to opportunity

Initially, the CVB may feel like an additional obligation. Its introduction however entails much more than that. The CVB fixes the imbalances in responsibilities that have developed in practice. Furthermore, the CVB prevents the often-extensive administrative research that now frequently needs to be performed throughout the entire logistics chain afterwards to correct mismatches between subsequent declarations and Declarations for Temporary Storage.

For all links in the logistics chain, the CVB means

  • Reduction of administrative burden

  • Limitation of financial risks

  • Correct division of responsibilities

Advance declaration + presentation notification are key

After the introduction of the CVB, would you like to have your customs formalities dealt with in the fastest and most efficient way in the Dutch ports? Then ask your customs agent to work with an advance declaration + (automated) presentation notification. After having been unloaded (and following any physical inspections), the cargo can immediately leave the terminal.