Knowledge in the field of customs procedures, legislation and processes

International projects To a certain extend customs knowledge is universal.

Customs procedures are relatively efficient, both in Europe and in the rest of the western world. At least they are designed to facilitate trade as much as possible and to avoid hampering the international flow of goods.

This experience is very useful for companies acting in international trade but also for projects dealing with institutional development in other countries.
Our people are very capable to examine the local situation and to describe and implement feasible improvements.

We were involved in a project for the improvement of customs supervision at the border between Kazachstan and Kyrgizstan, the implementation of a new version of the Harmonized System both for trade and government in Suriname, the design of a port community system for an international port in Croatia and the design of procedures for a new port in Egypt.


Netherlands Belgium

Several training sessions in the field of the rules of origin in preferential trade.

Conducting a training for a software engineering company in the area of import- and exportprocedures.
Brasil Serbia and Montenegro

With KGH Border Services in Brazil we did a study to investigate the possibilities to simplify the payment system for payments to the governmental agencies, both on import and export of goods. The result should be a single payment system for all these payments.

At the moment we started our investigation all services had to be paid seperately on the occasion of import or export. We suggested to take the EU situation as an example how it could be improved. In the EU we are used to payments to seperate levels of duty collectors like the national level or the EU level. We also suggested to let the release of goods be independent of the moment the payment is effected.

In the Netherlands this deferred payment is combined with a system of guarantees put by the importers. The guarantees are checked on ervery payment tob e sure the guarantee still is sufficient. Payments are done on a monthly basis afterwards. We are sure this can also be implemented in the Brazilian situation and thus will speed up the release of goods significantly. The whole idea is adopted by PROCOMEX, the organization for the internationally operating companies in Brazil.

For the Balkan countries and Moldova with KGH Border Services we investigated the potential and the current use of bilateral and diagonal cumulation while achieving the preferential origin of goods in the trade with EU, EFTA and Turkey.

This resulted in a good understanding of this subject and led to a clear set of recommendations for CEFTA in Brussels, the organization dealing with the interest of these countries in the negociations with EU and other countries. Our main recommendations were to allow full cumulation within CEFTA and to abolish the no-drawback rule like in the agreements with the Magreb and Mashrak countries. We presented these recommendations in Montenegro and in Serbia to representatives from trade and governmental agencies. We also conducted a training in these two countries on these subjects for participants from both trade and government.

At this moment the knowledge we gained with this project is very helpfull to train and support Dutch companies dealing with the production of goods and the customs aspects of this production like origin and inward or outward processing.



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There still is some uncertainty about the agreement EU and UK will establish as from the first of January 2021 but it is a fact that Brexit is going to happen. In the area of customs procedures this will affect international trade and transportation. In particular companies which do have the UK as their only export destination outside the EU will face procedures they are not used to. Although it is uncertain what agreement will be the result of the negotiations between UK and the EU, we are sure import and export declarations have to be lodged in trade between both parties. This is completely new. .

For logistical parties it is important that exporters and importers in the inland declare their goods before approaching the border (ports and airports) in order to avoid traffic jams and loss of time and money at these borders. The above picture of Portbase shows us the five steps to get ready for Brexit. (click on the picture to enlarge).

We do conduct short courses and trainings on customs procedures and related items for employees of companies dealing with these problems. Please do not hesitate to contact us and find out what we can do for you..


Do you have any questions or do you wish information, please contact us.

Address Emelaarseweg 5, 3791 PS Achterveld
Phone +31342 451002




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