Maersk Customs Services in Netherlands

Our Maersk Customs Services can help you with the complexities of border controls and customs regulations. For import and export cargos. At both - origin and destination.

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Please contact our customer service representative to include one of our Maersk Customs Service products in your supply chain.

Core product

Import customs clearance

Standard Full Customs Declaration, paying Duty & VAT upon arrival in the country in scope to gain release of the cargo for onward delivery.

  • Import customs clearance
  • Simplified customs clearance
  • Customs & sanitary, phytosanitary & veterinarian inspections

Export customs clearance

Standard Declaration to Customs to gain permission to load the vessel & be exported outside of the EU.

  • EX – A / EU – A documents
  • Certificates of origin / ATR / EUR.1 / Legalizations

Transit Document

A transit document allows the free movement of containers through European territories, suspending the payment of Duty and VAT until the destination.

  • T1**
  • T2L (EU origin) issuing + clearance
  • ** For deliveries arranged by Maersk Group only

Additional Maersk Customs Services

  • Customs Quick Health Scan – A high level risk & control assessment of the customers business highlighting potential gaps and providing support and solutions where required.
  • Peak Volume Management Program – Assistance with daily Maersk Customs Services activities when the customer needs it most.
  • Origin and Free Trade Agreements – Awareness & guidance on FTA’s & preferential origins.
  • Classification Management – An overview of current Classification Databases or a Full End-to-end Reclassification Program from our trained specialists.
  • Bonded Warehouse solution – Complex customs solution on our owned bonded warehouse

Costs will vary depending on the type of business, size & requirement – please refer enquiries to Maersk.

What is required to complete Maersk Customs Services?

Signed Direct Representation Authorisation / Power of Attorney (POA)

Signed by the buyer & on Company Letter Headed paper. This grant’s permission for Maersk to complete MCS on behalf of the applicant and provides the required details to enable internal account creation.

Mandatory documents required:

  • Signed Direct Representation Authorisation / POA
  • Fiscal Representation Contract (if applicable)
  • Assignment Contract (Transit)
  • Dual Use (mandatory for import / export)
  • Declaration of conformity (mandatory for import / export)
  • Commercial invoice(s) incl. INCO term
  • Packing list(s)
  • Classification Number / HS code

EORI number

The buyer must have a valid EORI and VAT number to hold a solid audit trail with customs authority and tax office & to be eligible to claim back any potential VAT paid.

Additional documents (if applicable)

  • Copy of the Bill of Lading
  • Arrival Notice / Airway Bill
  • Licences
  • Health Certificates
  • Preference Certificates

*Originals to be submitted to Maersk Customs Service department


  • HS code provided by Customer
  • Not included: Phyto documentation/inspections; Health Certificate; Scanning; Physical inspections; drayage, port charges, demurrage and detention, port transit documentation, classification or additional consultancy services
  • Subject to Maersk Trading Conditions
  • Use of Maersk deferment Account is subject of capital advance fees

For Abbreviations & Explanations, please check shipping terms.





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