Belastingdienst

Customs Administration of the Netherlands

The Netherlands is pre-eminently a distribution country. Millions of tonnes of goods enter and leave our country - which is the gateway to Europe - by land, sea and air. Obviously, these movements of goods must be inspected. This is the territory of the Customs Administration of the Netherlands. As such, Customs has to take political, policy-related and legal guidelines into account. These have been stipulated on a European and a national level. Customs is performing these inspection tasks as effectively and efficiently as possible, with the aim of limiting barriers for business traffic.