Your customs declarations through our fiscal representation

If you are a foreign entrepreneur who does business in the Netherlands or if you have your sales market there, you will have to deal with Dutch VAT legislation. The assessment imposed on your business can be hefty. This tax must be paid when you import goods into the Netherlands or carry out other economic activities in the Netherlands. Because Dutch customs legislation is complex, we can act as a fiscal representative for customers. We utilize the VAT reverse charge scheme for this. You can read below how fiscal representation works and what the advantages are. 


If an entrepreneur does not live or is not established in the Netherlands, he/she can appoint a fiscal representative. To comply with the administrative obligations for Dutch VAT legislation. In certain cases, this is even mandatory. The fiscal representative files VAT returns and declares intra-community deliveries and services via the Tax and Customs Administration. Sometimes we also submit declarations to Statistics Netherlands (CBS) where necessary. 

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As a customs specialist, we have the correct permits, customs software and highly trained employees to take care of your customs declarations. This greatly benefits you. Below are the most important benefits you enjoy when you outsource your fiscal representation:

  • Administrative support 
    You do not have to register your business in the Netherlands and you do not have to set up and maintain a VAT administration. Seacon Logistics is your gateway to Europe.
  • Goods quickly cross the border 
    You do not have to pay the VAT immediately when your goods are imported. It is reverse-charged to the sales representativeā€™s VAT return. Goods can be traded freely within the EU after customs clearance.
  • General fiscal representation 
    In the case of a general licence, we represent the client for all deliveries and services for which VAT must be paid, for intra-community acquisitions, and for imports from non-EU countries.
  • Limited fiscal representation 
    In the case of limited fiscal representation, we represent you as a customer in a limited number of transactions. This includes imports from non-EU countries and subsequent deliveries or purchase and sale of bulk goods.
  • Expertise guaranteed 
    Seacon completely relieves you of the customs process, so you are assured of the right expertise. As a fiscal representative, we act on your behalf and at your expense. You remain ultimately responsible and liable for the VAT return.
  • EORI number 
    As a fiscal representative, we need an EORI number for your business. This is an identification number for enterprise that have to deal with Customs. If your business does not yet have an EORI number, Seacon will take care of this application for you.

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Thanks to our AEO status, Seacon Logistics meets the strict requirements set by European customs to use simplified customs procedures and we are better facilitated by customs. Examples include fewer physical checks, priority checks or longer bank guarantees. As a reliable partner in the logistics chain, we manage your logistics chain effectively and keep costs as low as possible. In addition, we advise you on laws and regulations, we support businesses that want to establish operations in the Netherlands and we proactively map out how we can improve your goods flows.

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Customs legislation is complex and changes rapidly. The customs specialists of Seacon Logistics offer you expert support and provide you with tailor-made advice. With our extensive knowledge, permits and smart systems, we always find the best solution for the transport of your goods. Curious about how we can take care of customs declaration and preparing and arranging the right documentation for you?

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