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How do I send a package to the Netherlands? The necessary documents
Attach the proforma invoice (automatically generated by Expedismart.ch) to send a package from Switzerland to the Netherlands to show the Dutch customs the contents of your package. You have to expect waiting times, as your goods will be checked by customs on the spot. You can take out parcel insurance for your valuable goods. If you sell the goods you are sending from Switzerland to the Netherlands, you will need to present a commercial invoice, which you can create yourself or which is filled in automatically when you book your shipment through Expedismart.ch. Compare on our website and send a package from Switzerland to the Netherlands at the best price. With a few clicks, choose the carrier (DHL, FedEx, UPS, Aramex, or TNT) that will pick up your document or package at your home and send it quickly to the Netherlands.
Essential information that you must include on your pro forma or commercial invoice for a shipment to the Netherlands
Write the pro forma invoice either in English or in the language of the target country.
How do I send a package to the Netherlands? Customs duties
The EU also controls a certain amount of trade within its borders. You must enclose the pro forma invoice for a parcel shipment to the Netherlands, regardless of whether it is an import or export shipment. The pro forma invoice notifies Dutch customs of the contents of your package and is automatically generated by Expedismart.ch. As a member of the European Union, the Netherlands has one of the lowest average rates of customs duties, at 4.17%.
How to send a package to the Netherlands? Restrictions and VAT rates on Dutch customs duties
The restrictions on agricultural products were introduced after the creation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). To promote the development of agriculture in the EU, the CAP is applied to agricultural products. The CAP compensates for the costs of importing and exporting agricultural products. For goods such as food and medicines etc. the rate of 6% applies. For most of the goods, the general or standard rate of 21% applies. No rate applies to exports.
How do I send a package to the Netherlands? Prohibited goods
Make sure that you do not send prohibited goods in parcels to the Netherlands. This list varies depending on the carrier (FedEx, UPS, TNT, DHL or Aramex) and country.
What is prohibited to import and export to the Netherlands?
- Flammable and explosive product
- Toxic substances
- Civil and service weapons
- Perishable goods
- Pornographic material
- Human organs and blood
* This list is subject to change and may be modified by the country of destination or carrier.
How do I send a package to the Netherlands? Sensitive goods
It is important to pack goods correctly to protect your goods. Therefore, when shipping fragile or sensitive items, use sufficient padding material such as newspapers, bubble wrap, or foam sheets.
How do I send a package to the Netherlands? Delivery times
Benefit from a fast and easy door-to-door shipping service in the Netherlands. Depending on the shipment, however, customs clearance may take longer. The most popular destinations for our customers are: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, and Eindhoven.
How do I send a package to the Netherlands? Holidays
If you send an express package to this country, make sure that the delivery does not take place during one of these holidays. A list of the holidays in the Netherlands can be found here:
- January 1st: New Year
- Easter: Good Friday and Easter Monday are both holidays.
- April 27: Feast of the Kings
- May 1st: Labor Day
- 5th May: Liberation Day in the Netherlands
- Ascension Day: Variable date
- Whit Monday: Varibal date
- 25 of December: Christmas
- December 31st: New Year's Eve
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How do I send a package to the Netherlands? Track my shipment
To "track and trace" your shipment, use the tracking and tracing service for your shipment in the Netherlands on Expedismart.ch.
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