PARCEL TO NETHERLANDS
With flight times to The Netherlands as little as 1 hour, it's clear to see why sending parcels to The Netherlands from the UK is so easy. Consumers in The Netherlands often make online purchases from retailers and online stores in the UK.
Its close proximity mean parcel delivery can also be quite competitively priced, with a range of couriers offering express and cheap economy services. With excellent transport links between both countries, transit times are fast, send a parcel by road, air or larger shipments such as freight shipments by sea, the choice is yours.
If you’re an online retailer, manufacturer or run an eBay store, if you have customers, clients or suppliers in The Netherlands it best to make sure you are getting cheap shipping rates to get the job done while meeting the needs of your customers and suppliers.
World Options provides businesses access to an online shipping portal, enter the parcel weight, dimensions, destination and view instant prices from UPS, DHL, FedEx and TNT, click book and proceed with the shipment. The parcel will then be collected by your chosen carrier and delivered to its destination.
BENEFITS OF SHIPPING TO THE NETHERLANDS
The Netherlands is geographically close to the UK and shares a similar culture, which makes it appealing for businesses looking to expand overseas. Its EU membership also means that exporting your goods to the Netherlands is relatively straightforward, as the same rules apply as to other EU nations.
According to the UK government, the Netherlands is the UK’s fourth-largest bilateral trading partner and is one of the most open economies in the world. It is also an early adopter of new technology and can be used to test the waters for new products. If you are able to get your logistics in place and come up with a solid plan for exporting your goods, there is no reason why the Netherlands cannot become a fruitful market for your business in the future.
INTERNATIONAL COURIER SERVICES TO THE NETHERLANDS
- Express Saver
- International Priority
- Express Worldwide
- Economy Select
- Express - Global
- Express – Economy
VAT IN THE NETHERLANDS
VAT is known as BTW in the Netherlands, which stands for “Belasting over de Toegevoegde Waarde”. The standard rate of VAT is 21%, but there are reduced rates on certain goods, so check the specific brackets for your goods when planning what you are going to export to the Netherlands.
A 6% rate of VAT applies to:
- Agricultural products
- Medical aid
You can find out more about VAT and tax issues on the Dutch tax office’s website.
CUSTOMS AND DUTY
As an EU member, the Netherlands operates the same customs and duty regulations as other European states. Its fellow members of the EU single market do not need to pay duty on their goods, with the exception of excise duty.
The Netherlands uses the Customs Manifest (DMF) system, which receives and exchanges electronic information about transport modalities and goods entering the EU. Further information about customs can be found on the Dutch customs website.
At the time of this guide being written, the UK is still part of the EU. Businesses looking to ship to the Netherlands from the UK must keep abreast of all our Brexit news to get the most up-to-date information about what shipping rules are applicable to them. The UK is set to leave the EU in 2019, after which date this information is subject to change.
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