Netherlands

Letter mail
Parcel
EMS
Prohibited articles list
 
Weight / size limit admitted:
üPostcard – maximum weight 20g.  maximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness – 5mm
üLetter – maxsimum weight 250gmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 5mm.
üSmall packets – maxsimum weight 2kgmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 50mm.
üM bag – maxsimum weight 30kg. maximum height - 80cmmaximum circumference -120cm.
 
Insured* letters admitted – yes;
Maximum insured value – 420 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – yes;
 
Payments for inbound items in case, when content is a goods:
ü Customs clearance fee - 13,00 local currency;
ü Threshold level below which items are free of customs duties and other taxes - 22 Euro;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound letter – 2;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – Dutch, English, German, French;
 
Delivery charge for small packets exceeding 500 g – 0 SDR;
 
Period of retention for letters – 1 month;
 
 Web site address of postal administration – www.postnl.nl
 
 
*Insured Parcel–Type of Registered Parcel,  which is insured at cost declared by the sender. Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.
**SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 
 
***Custom declaration for letter post is required only in case, when content is a goods.
 
Weight / size limit admitted:
ü Max weight – 20 kg
ü Max size - 1,05m X 1,05m X 1,05m (or 2m length & greatest circumference);
 
Insured* parcels admitted – yes;
Maximum insured value - 4000 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – yes;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound parcels – 2;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – French, English, German, Dutch;
 
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 13,00 local currency;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - 22 Euro;
 
 
To customers’ address:
ü Free – yes;
ü Paid service – yes;
 
 
Period of retention for parcels:
ü Min – 2 weeks;
ü Max – 2 weeks;
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.internationalparceltracking.com
 
 
 
*Insured Parcel–Type of Registered Parcel,  which is insured at cost declared by the sender. Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.
 
**SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 
 
Weight / size limit admitted:
ü Max weight – 20 kg
ü Max size - 1,05m X 1,05m X 1,05m (or 2m length & greatest circumference);
 
 
Maximum insured value:
 for documents: 4000 GEL
 for merchandise: 10 000 GEL
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound EMS – 2;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 17.5 EUR;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes:
For private customers - 45 EUR;
For business customers - 22 EUR;
 
How many attempts at delivery are made: 2
 
Period of retention for EMS items: 14 days;
 
Coverage: entire territory
 
Days of the week on which EMS items are delivered: 1/2/3/4/5/6
 
EMS item delivery to P.O. Box: Yes
 
National holidays on which EMS items are not delivered: 1 January, 21,22,27 April, 30 May, 9,10 June, 25,26 December
 
Web site address of postal administration –
 
 
*SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 
 
The amount of insurance paid by the customer should not exceed the actual value of the contents of the parcel

Definition of Terms

 

 

·        Prohibited items – items whose import into the country is prohibited.    

·        Items admitted conditionally – items whose importation into the country is allowed with the term if a document issued by the relevant authorities of the exporting country is presented.    

·        Items admitted without conditions – items whose import into the country is allowed.    

 

Detailed information on the HS codes and their titles can be found on the Revenue Service web-page (http://www.rs.ge/4509) or at the following address: http://www.foreign-trade.com/reference/hscode.htm

 

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The below information is based upon the official source of Netherlands 

 
ParI:
List of articles prohibited as imports (or in transit) or admitted conditionally
 
Section I
 
Live animals; animal products
 
Chapter 1
 
 
Live animals
Heading
HS Code
ÿ Prohibitearticles
01.01-06
 
All live animals, except bees, leecheand silkworms.
 
 
ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
 
0106.00
Bees, leecheand silkworms. See Part II, § 211.
 
Chapter 2
 
 
Meat and edible meat offal
Heading
HS Code
ÿ Prohibitearticles
02.01-10
 
Certain typeomeaandelicatessemeaoriginatinicountriedesignateobehalof the
Ministrof Agriculture, Nature and Fisherand thMinistroWelfare, Health and Culture.
 
 
ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
 
 
Meat and edible meat offal. See Part II, § 212.
 
Chapter 3
 
 
Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and otheaquatic invertebrates
Heading
HS Code
ÿ Prohibitearticles
03.01-06
 
Live fish of all species.
 
0306.13
Shrimp coming froor originating in countriethat are not memberof the European Community.
 
 
ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
 
0306.13
Shrimp. See Part II, § 213.
 
0306.23
 
 
Chapter 4
 
 
Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewherespecified oincluded
Heading
HS Code
ÿ Prohibitearticles
04.07
 
Birdseggs.
 
 
ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
 
 
Hatched eggfrodomestipoultry. See Part II, § 214.
 
 
"SpecifiPathogen Freehatched eggs. See Part II, § 214.
 
Chapter 5
 
 
Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
Heading
HS Code
ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
05.04
 
Guts, bladderand stomachof bovine animals, pigs, sheep or horses. See Part II, § 212.
05.05-11
 
See Part II, § 215.
Section II
 
Vegetable products
 
Chapter 6
 
 
Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
Heading
HS Code
ÿ Prohibitearticles
06.01-04
 
Importatiooplantanplanproductoriginatinicountriedesignateandescribebthe
Ministrof Agriculture, Nature and Fishery.

 
 
ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
06.01                             Bulbs, tuberand rhizomes, in leaf or in flower. Chicorplantand roots.
 
06.02                             Other plants, cuttingand slips.
 
06.03                             Cut flowers, flowerand budintended for floral arrangementor decoration.
 
06.04                               Foliageleavesbrancheanothepartoplantsawelagrassesmosseanlichenintended for floral arrangementor decoration.
 
See Part II, § 221.
 
 
Chapter 7                     Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
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07.01                               Generallpotatseedlingsnepotatoeanpotatseedtbuseafoofohumanoother food.
ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
07.01                             Potatoeand potato seeds.
 
07.02-09                          TomatoesgarlicleeksrecabbagewhitcabbagecauliflowerBrusselsproutslettuceendives, chicorand other fresvegetables.
 
See Part II, § 222.
 
 
Chapter 8                     Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
08.05-10                          Frescitrus fruitgrapesmelonsapplespearsquincesapricotsplumsstrawberries, raspberries and other fresh fruit. See Part II, § 223.
 
 
Chapter 9                     Coffee, tea, maté and spices
Nil.
 
 
Chapte10                   Cereals
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 11                   Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 12                   Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
12.09        1209.11-      For seedfor sowing, see Part II, § 224.
1209.99
 
12.11        1211.90       Fococa leaveand cannabis, see Part II, § 232 (opium).
 
 
Chapte13                   Lacgums, resins and othevegetable saps and extracts
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13.01        1301.90       Hemp lac.
 
13.02        1302.11       Opium. See Part II, § 232.
 
 
Chapter 14                   Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Prohibitearticles
14.04          1404.10       Bar(onlyfrothe followinspecies: Coniferfronon-Europeacountries, Castanefroall countries,  Quercus  (except  Quercu suber)  from  Romania, Russia,  Canada,  United  States  and Mexico, PopulufroLatin American countrieand Acer saccharufrom United States.
ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
1404.10       Bark. See Part II, § 225.

 
 
SectioIII                      Animaovegetablfatanoilantheicleavagproductsprepareediblfatsanimaor vegetablwaxes
 
Chapte15                    (Sole chapter)
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15.01        1501.00       Lardothepifaanpoultrfatrenderedwhetheonopresseosolvent-extracted.
 
15.02          1502.00       Fatobovinanimalssheeogoatsraorenderedwhetheonopresseosolvent- extracted.
¦  Articleadmitteconditionally
15.02        1502.00       AnimafatSeParII, § 212.
 
 
SectioIV                     Prepared  foodstuffs;  beverages,  spirits  and  vinegar;  tobacco  and  manufactured  tobacco substitutes
 
Chapte16                    Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
Heading           HCode             ¦  Articleadmitteconditionally

16.01-02   1601.00
1602.10-
1602.90

Fomeaanmeat-baseproductsseParII, § 212.

 
16.05        1605.20       FoshrimpseParII, § 213.
 
 
Chapte17                    Sugars and sugar confectionery
Nil.
 
 
Chapte18                    Cocoa and cocoa preparations
Nil.
 
 
Chapte19                    Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products
Heading           HCode             ¦  Prohibitearticles
19.02        1902.20       Pastastuffeofille(whetheonocookeootherwisprepared).
¦  Articleadmitteconditionally
19.02        1902.20       FopreparationcontaininmeatprocessemeaooffalseParII, § 212.
 
 
Chapte20                    Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
Nil.
 
 
Chapte21                    Miscellaneouediblpreparations
Nil.
 
 
Chapte22                    Beverages, spirits and vinegar
Nil.
 
 
Chapte23                    Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder
Nil.
 
 
Chapte24                    Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Heading           HCode             ¦  Prohibitearticles
24.01-03                        CigaretteanothetobaccproductsSeParIII.

 
 
 
Section V                      Mineral products
 
Chapte25                    Saltsulphurearthanstoneplasterinmaterialslimancement
Heading           HCode             ¦  Prohibitearticles
25.01-30                        SeParIII.
 
 
Chapte26                    Oresslaanash
Nil.
 
 
Chapte27                    Minerafuelsmineraoilanproductotheidistillationbituminousubstancesmineral waxes
Heading           HCode             ¦  Prohibitearticles
27.01-16                        SeParIII.
 
 
SectioVI                     Products of the chemical or allieindustries
 
Chapte28                    Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-eartmetals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
Heading           HCode             ¦  Prohibitearticles
28.44-45   2844.10-      Radioactivmaterialansubstances.
2844.50
 
2845.10-
2845.90
 
28.01-51                        SeParIII.
 
 
Chapte29                    Organic chemicals
Heading           HCode             ¦  Prohibitearticles
29.03                             Chlorofluorocarbon(CFCsanhalonoriginatinithircountrienoparttthMontreal
Protocol.
¦  Articleadmitteconditionally
Chlorofluorocarbon(CFCsanhalonsSeParII, § 231.
¦  Prohibitearticles

29.39        2939.10-
2939.90

Narcoticsucaopiummorphinecocaineheroinhashisanpsychotropisubstancesucas amphetaminesLSDbenzoamphetaminesetc.
¦  Articleadmitteconditionally

2939.10-      SeParII, § 232.
2939.90
¦  Prohibitearticles
29.01-42                        SeParIII.
 
 
Chapte30                    Pharmaceuticaproducts
Heading           HCode             ¦  Prohibitearticles
30.02        3002.10-      Serumanvaccines.
3002.30
¦  Article admitteconditionally
3002.10-      SeParII, § 233.
3002.30
¦  Prohibitearticles
30.03-04                        Non-approvepharmaceuticaproducts.
¦  Articleadmitteconditionally
30.03-04                        SeParII, § 233.

 
 
Chapter 31                   Fertilizers
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 32                   Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Prohibitearticles
32.03-09                          Nitrocellulose-based  paint,  lake  and  raw  materials;  explosive  or  inflammable  materials  such  as varnishes. See Part III.
 
 
Chapter 33                   Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 34                   Soap, organic surface-activagents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxespreparewaxespolishinor scouring preparations,candleansimilar articles, modelling pastes, "dentawaxesand dental preparationwith a basis of plaster
Nil.
 
 
Chapte35                   Albuminoidal substancesmodified starchesgluesenzymes
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 36                   Explosives;   pyrotechnic   products;   matches;   pyrophoric   alloys;   certain   combustible preparations
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Prohibitearticles
36.01                             Gunpowder.
 
36.02                             Prepared explosives.
 
36.03                             Percussion and detonating caps, electridetonatorand cartridge caps.
 
36.04                               Fireworkstracebulletanflaresanti-haianotherockets, firecrackers, fosignalsanother pyrotechniarticles.
 
36.05                             Matches.
 
36.06                             Other inflammable or explosive articleor substances.
 
 
Chapter 37                   Photographic or cinematographic goods
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Prohibitearticles
37.04-06                        Nitrocellulosic films.
 
 
Chapter 38                   Miscellaneous chemical products
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Prohibitearticles
38.23          3823.19       Mixturecontaininchlorofluorocarbon(CFCsanhalonoriginatinin thircountrienopartto thMontreal Protocol.
ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
3823.19       Chlorofluorocarbon(CFCs) and halons. See Part II, § 231.

 
 
 
Section VII                    Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof
 
Chapte39                   Plastics and articles thereof
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Prohibitearticles
39.15        3915.90       Waste or scrapof film.
 
39.17        3917.29-      Tubes, pipes, etc.
3917.32
 
39.19        3919.10-      Plates, sheets, etc.
3919.90
 
All nitrocellulose-based products. See Part III.
 
 
Chapter 40                   Rubber and articles thereof
Nil.
 
 
Section VIII                   Raw  hides  and  skins,  leather,  furskins  and  articles  thereof saddlery and  harness;  travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut(other than silk-worm gut)
 
Chapter 41                   Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
41.01-09                        See Part II, § 215.
 
 
Chapte42                   Articles of leather; saddlery anharnesstravegoods, handbagansimilacontainers;
articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
42.01-03                        See Part II, § 215.
42.05
 
 
Chapter 43                   Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
43.01-03                        See Part II, § 215.
 
 
Section IX                     Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of strawof esparto oof other plaiting materials; basketware andwickerwork
 
Chapter 44                   Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
Nil.
 
 
Chapte45                   Cork and articles of cork
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 46                   Manufactures of straw, esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork
Nil.
 
 
Section X                      Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard;
paper and paperboard and articles thereof
 
Chapter 47                   Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard
Nil.
 
 
Chapte48                   Papeand paperboard; articles of papepulp, of paper or of paperboard
Nil.

 
 
Chapter 49                   Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Prohibitearticles

49.01-03
49.11

Offensivoinsultinwritings, representationoobjectsucapublicationharmfutchildren. Obscene or immoral materials.

 
49.11                               Documentconcerninlotteries, ticketopublicitmaterial foforeiggameochancwhichavnot been authorized (Netherlandlaw regarding gameof chance).
 
 
Section XI                     Textiles and textile articles
 
Chapter 50                   Silk
Nil.
 
 
Chapte51                   Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehaiyarn anwoven fabric
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 52                   Cotton
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 53                   Other vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
53.02        5302.10       Hemp. See Part II, § 232 (Opium).
 
 
Chapter 54                   Man-made filaments
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 55                   Man-made staple fibres
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 56                   Wadding, felt and non-wovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 57                   Carpets  and other textile floor coverings
Nil.
 
 
Chapte58                   Speciawoven fabricstufted textile fabricslacetapestriestrimmingsembroidery
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 59                   Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 60                   Knitted or crocheted fabrics
Nil.
 
 
Chapte61                   Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
Nil.
 
 
Chapte62                   Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
Nil.

 
 
Chapter 63                   Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags
Nil.
 
 
Section XII                    Footwear, headgear, umbrellassun umbrellaswalking-sticksseat-stickswhips, riding-crops and parts thereof; prepared feathers and articles madetherewith; artificial flowersarticles of human hair
 
Chapter 64                   Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
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64.03                             See Part II, § 215.
 
 
Chapte65                   Headgeaand parts thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapte66                   Umbrellas, sun umbrellaswalking-sticks, seat-stickswhips, riding-crops and parts thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 67                   Prepared  feathers  and  dow and  articles  made  of  feathers  or  of  down;  artificial  flowers;
articles of human hair
Nil.
 
 
Section XIII                   Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; ceramic products; glass and glassware
 
Chapte68                   Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similamaterials
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 69                   Ceramic products
Nil.
 
 
Chapte70                   Glass and glassware
Nil.
 
 
Section XIV                  Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellerycoin
 
Chapter 71                   (Sole chapter)
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Prohibitearticles
71.14        7114.00       Articleof goldsmithsor silversmithswareor partthereof in precioumetal.
ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
Intendefosalanassayeat a minimuof950/100foplatinum916/1000833/100and
585/1000 for gold and 925/1000, 840/1000 and 800/1000 for silver. See Part II, § 242.
 
 
Section XV                   Base metals and articles of base metal
 
Chapte72                   Iron and steel
Nil.
 
 
Chapte73                   Articles of iron or steel
Nil.

 
 
Chapter 74                   Copper and articles thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapte75                   Nickel and articles thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 76                   Aluminium and articles thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapte77                   (Reserved fopossible future use in the harmonized system)
Nil.
 
 
Chapte78                   Lead and articles thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapte79                   Zinc and articles thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 80                   Tin and articles thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapte81                   Othebase metalscermetsarticles thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 82                   Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Prohibitearticles
82.11        8211.93       Flicknives, hunting knives, switch blades, throwing knives, etc.
 
821194        Similar knives.
ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
8211.93-      See Part II, § 251.
821194
 
 
Chapte83                   Miscellaneous articles of base metal
Nil.
 
 
Section XVI                  Machinery anmechanicaapplianceselectricaequipmentparts thereofsound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders andreproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
 
Chapte84                   Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliancesparts thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 85                   Electrical machinery and  equipment  and  parts  thereof; sound  recorders  and  reproducers, televisioimage ansound recorders and reproducersand parts anaccessories osuch articles
Nil.

 
 
 
Section XVII                 Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment
 
Chapter 86                   Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (includingelectro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds
Nil.
 
 
Chapte87                   Vehicles othethan railwaotramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 88                   Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapter 89                   Ships, boats and floating structures
Nil.
 
 
Section XVIII                Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instrumentanapparatusclockanwatchesmusicalinstrumentsparts anaccessories thereof
 
Chapte90                   Opticalphotographiccinematographicmeasuringcheckingprecisionmedicaosurgical instruments and apparatusparts and accessories thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapte91                   Clocks anwatches and parts thereof
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
91.13        9113.90       Leathewatch straps. See Part II, § 215.
 
 
Chapte92                   Musical instrumentsparts and accessories of such articles
Nil.
 
 
Section XIX                  Arms and ammunitionparts and accessories thereof
 
Chapter 93                   (Sole chapter)
Heading         HS Code           ÿ Articles admitted conditionally
93.01                             Militarweapons.
 
93.02                             Revolverand pistols.
 
93.03-04                        Other firearms, such ashotgunand rifles.
 
93.05                             Spare partand accessories.
 
See Part II, § 251.
ÿ Prohibitearticles
93.06        93.06.00      Bombs, grenades, torpedoes, mineand other ammunition and projectiles. See Part II, § 251.
 
 
Section XX                   Miscellaneous manufactured articles
 
Chapter 94                   Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
Nil.

 
 
Chapte95                   Toys, games and sports requisitesparts and accessories thereof
Nil.
 
 
Chapte96                   Miscellaneous manufactured articles
Nil.
 
 
Section XXI                  Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
 
Chapter 97                   (Sole chapter)
Nil.

 
 
ParII:
Conditions of admission of articles imported or in transit
 
 
21  Live animals and animal products
 
211  Bees                     Aexemption froimporprohibitioirequired fothimportatioobeesThiexemptiois grantebth"Rijksbijenteeltconsulent" (NationaAdviser forApiculture)Bezuidenhoutsewe73, P.O. Bo20401, 2500 EThe Hague, tel: (+31 70) 379 34 37.

 
212  Meat and edible meat offal

General rule
 
Because thimportatioomeatmeaproductandelicatesseproductiregulatedthe following general rulein this regard are applied:
 
–     thproductmushavbeecheckebaofficiaveterinarservicothcountroorigin, with regard to hygiene, publihealth and animal diseases;
 
–    the productmust be packaged and transported in a sufficientlhygienimanner;
 
–     a certificatissuebthofficiaveterinarservicothcountroorigiothcountrfrom where thproductarriveis required (seanne1): foproductfrom a EuropeanCommunity country, a health certificate; for productfroanother country, a health inspection certificate;
 
–     thmeatmeaproductandelicatesseproductmusbpresentefoinspectioathe "Rijksdiens voor  d Keurin va Ve en  Vlees"  (National  Livestock  and  MeaInspection Service).
 
ThMinistrof Agriculture, NaturanFisheranthMinistroWelfare, Healtand Culturmay granaexemption fothimportatioomeatmeaproductandelicatesseproductwith aspecifidestination.
 
Exception
 
Thabove rules dnoapply to thimportatioopostaitemaddressed to individualsprovidethat thitems  contaimeaproductodelicatesseproductcominfrom a  European Community countrand not exceeding 5 kg.
 
SUPPLEMENT
 
These ruleapply regardlesomeasuretakeor to be takebthMinistrof Agriculture, Nature and Fisheras a result of animal disease epidemicin certain countries.
 
Animal Fat
 
Thimportatiooanimal fafoindustriausiauthorizeonly foapprovecompaniesThe importation of animal fat for human consumption iauthorized solelfor designated countries.
 
For all others, the above general rules for meat importation applyAdditional information mabe obtained from:
Ministrof Agriculture, Nature and Fishery
RVV Directorate
PO Box 30724
2500 GTHE HAGUE Tel: (+31 70) 361 18 11
 
or:
 
MinistroWelfare, Health and Culture
PO Box 5406
2280 HK RIJSWIJK
Tel: (+31 70) 340 69 94

 
 
213  Shrimp                 Shrimoriginatiniocoming from a countroutsidthe European Communitmabimported onlif thehavbeeprocesseanpackagebaapprovedcompanrecognizeby thMinistry of Agriculture, Nature and Fisherand thMinistroWelfare, Health and CultureThese goodmust, however, satisfthe followingconditions:
 
–     thgoodmusbaccompanieby a healtcertificatissuebthcompetenauthoritof the countrof dispatch;
 
–     prior  to  admission  for  importation,  the  "Regionale  Keuringsdienst  van  Waren"  (Regional Inspection Service foFoodstuffanOtheProductscheckswhethethgoodcomplwith official requirements.
 
Exception
 
Thiprovision doenot apply to shrimp originating in or coming from a European CommunitcountryAlso exempt are:
–    canned shrimp or canned goodcontaining shrimp;
 
–    goodcontaining lesthan 10% shrimp;
 
–    "kroepoek" (fried foodstufwith fish meal base).

 
214  Birds' eggs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
215  Products
of animal origin such as coral, ivory, tortoise- shell, skins and pelages, furskin products, leather or fur articles, leatheshoes,
etc

The importation of hatched eggfrodomestipoultriprohibited unless they:
 
–    come frocertain countries
 
–    are accompanied by a health certificate; and
 
–    have  been  issued  a  declaration  from  the  "Rijksdienst  voor  de  Keuring  van  Vee  en  Vlees"
(National LivestocanMeat Inspection Service).
 
Thimportatioo"SpecifiPathogeFreehatcheeggiprohibiteunless thearintendefor the pharmaceutical industrand accompanied by a health certificate.
 
General rule
 
Firstlycertain recognizablpartoanimalanproductoanimaorigincominfroanimalthat arprotecteannoendangeredmabimportedThimeasuribaseothprovisionsothe Washington Convention (CITES) and owhat habeen agreewithin the European Community.
 
These productare admissible onlon presentation of:
 
–    a valid CITES export document issued bthe competent authoritof the countrof origin;
 
–    aimporauthorizatioissuebth"Directie NatuurMilieen Faunabeheer" (Directorate of
Nature, Forests, Land and Fauna) of thMinistrof Agriculture, Nature and Fishery;
 
–     focertain recognizablpartoanimalanproductoanimaorigicoming from a European Communitmember countror importeby that member country, requirementothethanthose indicated above maapply.
 
For example:
 
(a)  thsignecop(blucopyof thimporauthorization fothperson to whothauthorization was  issuedothcertificatoimportatioindicatintha the  goods  were  imported  into a European Communitmembecountry;
 
(b)  the certificate issued bthe competent authoritieof a European CommunitmembecountryAdditional information mabe obtained from:
Ministrof Agriculture, Nature and Fishery Directie NatuurMilieu en Faunabeheer PO Box 20401
2500 EK THE HAGUE Tel: (+31 70) 379 29 22

 
 

22  Vegtable products
 
221  Live trees
and other plants

 
 
Althougthimportatiooplants anplanproducts referred to iparagraphs 06.0t06.0inot prohibiteiprinciple, thesproductargeneralladmitted for importatioonlonpresentatioof a planhealth certificate and/or a planhealth forwarding certificate issued by thplanhealtservicof the countrfrowhere the productarrived, or a plant health certificate fromthe countrof origin.
 
Imusbe cleawhen the certificate is issued thathproductiquestioare freoany harmful organismand that the import conditionhave been satisfied.
 
Exception
 
Thimportatiooplants anplanproductoriginatiniocoming from BelgiuoLuxembourg, with the exception opotato seedlingschrysanthemucuttinganprunuseedling(exceptPr. Avitum, Pr. Cerasuand PrMahaleb), iexempt fropresentation of a plant health certificate.
 
Within thframework of thSchengeAgreementiwas decidethathplanhealtcertificate woulbabolishedfrom 1 Januar198untifurthenoticefocertaiplantanplanproductsin relationbetweethe NetherlandanBelgiumLuxembourgFrancanWesGerman(excepfor West Berlin).
 
The productin question are:
 
–    cut flowerand plantintended for decoration;
 
–    bulbs, tuberourootand rhizomein leaf, in flower or in pots;
 
–    perennial plants, soil, garden, balconor indoor plants;
 
–    certain fresh fruit;
 
–    seedfor sowing, except potato seeds;
 
–    certain specieowood.
 
3 Befordispatching to the Netherlandcertaiplantor planproductwhosauthorizeimportation inocertainiiadvisable to contact th"Plantenziektenkundige Dienst(PlanPathologyService) oWageningen.
 
4 In general, a planhealtcertificatialways required foimportatiointthe NetherlandsThe planprotectioservices othcountries frowhersucproductarrivargenerallyfamiliawith the provisionin effect.
Additional information mabe obtained frothWageningen Plant PathologService: De Plantenziektenkundige Dienst
Geertjesweg 15
 
or:
 
PO Box 9102
6700 HC WAGENINGEN Tel: (+31 83) 709 65 64
 
Speciameasures
 
Focertain plants(foexampleorchidscactuseaneuphorbia)measureiadditiotthose regardinthpresentatioof a planhealtcertificatarieffectThesmeasurearbaseonthe Washington Convention (CITESand owhahabeeagreewithithe European Communitas a result of that Convention.
 
Thesspecial measureconcern thprotectiooendangerewilspecieswhicaradmitteonly on presentation of:
 
–     a valid CITES expordocumenissuebthcompetenauthoritof thcountrfrowhere the plantare arriving;
 
–    aimporauthorizatioissuebth"Directie NatuurMilieen Faunabeheer" (Directorate of
Nature, Forests, Land and Fauna) of thMinistrof Agriculture, Nature and Fishery;
 
–     focultivateplantoriginatinin a European Communitmembecountryotheprovisionor rulemaapply.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
222  Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers

For example:
 
(a)  thsignecop(blucopyof thimporauthorization fothperson to whothauthorization was  issuedothcertificatoimportatioindicatintha the  goods  were  imported  into a European Communitmembecountry;
 
(b)  a certificate issued bthe competent authoritieof a European Communitmembecountry(c)  a plant health certificate indicating a cultivated speciewill suffice for certain species. Additional information mabe obtained from:
Ministrof Agriculture, Nature and Fishery Directie NatuurMilieu en Faunabeheer PO Box 20401
2500 EK THE HAGUE Tel: (+31 70) 379 29 22
 
Althougthimportatioopotatseedlingsnepotatoeanpotatseedinoprohibiteiprinciple, these productare admitted for importation onlon presentation of the followingdocuments:
 
1 Fopotato seedlings appearinon thElisovarietieanoriginatinin AustrioSwitzerland, anfoothepotatoe(eatinpotatoesetcoriginatinin AlbaniaAlgeria, Austria, Bulgaria,Cyprus, Egypt, Hungary (Rep), Israel, LibyaMaltaMorocco, Romania, Switzerland, SyriaTunisiand Yugoslavia:
 
(a)  a plant health certificate issued bthe official plant health service of the countrof origin;
 
(b)  a planhealtforwardincertificatissuebthofficiaplanhealtservicof thcountrfrom where the productarrived, if the two countriein question are not one and the same.
 
2 Fothimportatioopotatseedlingsnepotatoeanpotatseedcominfroooriginating in a European Communitmember country:
 
–    a plant health certificate issued bthe official plant health service of the member countrof origin;
 
–     a planhealtforwardincertificatissuebthofficiaplanhealtservicof thmember countrfrowhere thproductarrivedithe twcountrieiquestioarnoonandthe same.
 
The provisiongiven under 1 and 2 do not apply to the importation of thesproductcominfroor originatinin BelgiuoLuxembourg (witthexceptioopotatseedlings)Productsimported frothese countrieare exempt froall plant health control.
 
WherimportatioiprohibitedthWageninge"Plantenziektenkundige Dienst(PlanPathology Service)  may i certai cases gran a exemption  for  certai potato  varieties.  It  is therefore advisable, before dispatching these products to the Netherlands, to ascertaiwhetheonothey can be importedThe consignment must alwaybe accompanied by a plant healthcertificate.
 
5 An import authorization ("exemption") ialways required for materialintended for cultivation. Additional information mabe obtained frothWageningen Plant PathologService:
De Plantenziektenkundige Dienst
PO Box 9102
6700 HC WAGENINGEN Tel: (+31 83) 709 65 64
 
FRESH VEGETABLES
 
The importation of fresvegetableintendefodirecconsumptioisubject to thqualitstandards established on behalf of thMinistrof Agriculture, Nature and Fishery.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
223 Fruit and citrus fruit

This means thafoimportatiofrom a thircountry, thgoodcabmadavailable to the consigneonlopresentatioof a "non-oppositionforissuebth"Rijksdiensvoor dKeuringvan VeeVlees(RVV – NationaLivestocanMeaInspectioService)oan RVforduly completed by the person concerned and bearing the seal of the Netherlands Customs.
 
2 Consignments from a European Communitmembecountrmabimporteonlif theare accompanieby a certificatoinspectioor a receipissuebthcompetenauthoritof the countrfrowhere the consignment arrived.
 
Exception
 
The provisionunder 2 do not apply:
 
–    to consignmentup to 25 kg containing samples;
 
–     to consignmentof a non-commercianaturup to 2kg (foexampleconsignmentbetween individuals).
Additional information mabe obtained from: Rijksdiensvoor de Keurinvan Vee en Vlees
AfdGroenten en Fruit
PO Box 30724
2500 GTHE HAGUE
or frothe office of the RotterdaPort Authority: Havenkantoor R.V.V.
AfdGroenten en Fruit
Marconistraat 3–11
3029 AE ROTTERDAM Tel: (+31 10) 425 71 00
 
1 Species of fresh fruisuch as apricotapplecitrus fruit (exceplemon)cherryquincepeacand plumcoming from ooriginatinin thircountrieanEuropean Community membecountries(with the exception of Belgium anLuxembourgmay nobimporteunleseacconsignmenis accompanieby a planhealtcertificatissuebthofficiaplanprotectioservicof thecountry oorigior thcountrfrowhere thconsignmenarrivedindicatinthathconsignmenifreof all harmful organisms.
 
Exception
 
2 Contrartwhaistipulatei1iaccordancwith thSchengeAgreement, a planhealth certificatinorequired foimportinthe fresfruiindicateiicomefroooriginatesin Belgium, Luxembourg, France anWesGerman(excepWest Berlin).
 
Additionameasures
 
3 Additionaconditionmabimposeiordetmeethqualitstandardestablisheobehalf othMinistrof Agriculture, NaturanFisheryIthiconnectionseparagraphs 1 and 2abovand the exceptionto these rulereferred to under 222 "Importation of fresvegetables".

 
224  Seeds                   Thimportatiooseedfosowinof thspecies CastaneMillMaluMillMedicagSativL., Pisum SativL.QuercuL., RubuLanSolanuLycopresicumL., originatiniancountrother thaBelgium anLuxembourgis prohibiteunless eacconsignmenis accompanieby a plant health certificate or a plant healthforwarding certificate issued bthe official plant protection service.
 
Exception
 
2 Contrartwhaistipulatei1iaccordancwith thSchengeAgreement, a planhealth certificate is norequired foimporting the seeds fosowing indicateifthey comfroooriginatiBelgium, Luxembourg, France anWesGerman(excepWest Berlin).
 
225  Bark                      Thimportatioobarcoming frocountrieothethathosindicatein thimporprohibitionis authorized onlon presentation of:
 
–     a planhealtcertificatand/or a planhealth-forwardincertificatissuebthplanprotection service of the the countrfrowhere the consignment arrived; or
 
–    a plant health certificate from the countrof origin.
 
Iaccordancwith thSchengeAgreement, a planhealtcertificatinorequired foimporting barcoming froor originatinin Belgium, Luxembourg, FrancandWesGerman(excepWest Berlin).

 
 

23  Products  of the chemical
or allied industries
 
231  Chlorofluoro- carbons (CFCs) and halons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
232  Narcotics and psychotropic substances
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
233  Serums and vaccines and pharmaceutical products

 
 
 
 
1 Chlorofluorocarbon(CFCs) originatinin thircountriethat arnot parttthMontreaProtocol can be imported onlon presentatiooaimporauthorizationSucauthorizatioigrantedonlby thMinistrof Housing, Land Development and the Environment.
 
Onlrecognized importermaobtain such authorization.
 
2 Halonoriginatinin thircountriethaarparttthMontreaProtocomabimportewithout authorization until 1 Januar1992.
 
Exception
 
Thprovisionindicateunder 1 and 2 dnoapply to the CFCs anhaloncominfroor originating in a European Communitmember country.
 
Narcoticanpsychotropisubstancemabimporteonlopresentatioof aexport authorizatioissuebthcompetent authoritieof countriethat have ratified thSingle Convention onNarcotic Drugor the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and on presentation of:
 
–    a certificate of importation issued bthe Senior Public Health Inspector;
 
–    focountriethaarnoparttthe Single Conventioon Narcotic DruganPsychotropic
Substances, only a certificate of importation issued bthe Senior Public Health Inspector.
 
Exception
 
Thexporauthorizatioand/othcertificatoimportatioissuebthe SenioPublic Health
Inspector are not required for preparationappearing on List 111 of the Single Convention.
Additional information mabe obtained frothe Senior Public Health Inspector: De Hoofdinspecteuvan de Volksgezondheid
PO Box 5406
2280 HK RIJSWIJK
Tel: (+31 70) 340 64 23
 
Serumand vaccines
 
1 Serumanvaccinefohumausmabimporteonloauthorizatioby th"Rijksinstituuvoor de Volksgezondheid(National Institute of Public Health) at Utrecht.
 
Exceptions:
 
–    autovaccines;
 
–    organotherapeutipreparations;
 
–    antivariolavaccines;
 
–    consignments foveterinarians;
 
–    consignments  for  the  "Rijksinstituut  voor  de  Volksgezondheid"  (National  Institute  of  Public
Health);
 
–    consignments for the "Rijks Seriologisch Instituut" (National SerologInstitute) at Utrecht.
 
2 Serumanvaccinefor animalmabe imported onlbaexemptiofrothiimporprohibition grantebth"RijksdiensvoodKeurinvaVeen Vlees(RVV – NationaLivestockanMeat Inspection Service).
 
Exception
 
Thiimporprohibitiodoenoapply to animaserumanvaccinecominfroBelgiuor
Luxembourg.
 
Pharmaceutical products
 
1 Pharmaceuticaproductcominfrom a pharmacestablisheianother European Community member countranaddressed to aindividuamabimportewithout restrictionprovidethat these products:
 
–    are imported as a postal iteintended for personal use;
 
–    anthathsammedicamenor a practicallsimilaversiothereohabeeapproveithe
Netherland(parallel importation ban individual).

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24 Coins and goldsmiths' wares
 
241  Krugerrands and other gold coins originating in South Africa
 
 
242  Goldsmiths' wares
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25  Arms and ammunition
 
251  Arms and ammunition: spare parts and
accessories thereof

2 Certainon-approvepharmaceuticaproductmay bimporteby a person to whoauthorization has beegrantedopresentatioof a writtedeclaratioissueby the SenioMedicaments Inspector.
 
3 Non-approvemedicaments that arnot intendefor the Netherlandmarket (transit) maalsbe imported.
Additional information mabe obtained frothe SenioMedicaments Inspector: Hoofdinspecteuvoor dGeneesmiddelen
PO Box 5406
2280 HK RIJSWIJK
Tel: (+31 70) 407 91 11
 
 
 
 
Exception
 
This imporprohibition does noapply to Krugerrandanothegolcointhahavbeefreely circulating in a European Communitmember country.
 
Nor doethiprohibition apply to importationunder contractconcluded before 3October 1986.
 
Thimportatiooarticleoplatinumgolosilveisubject to paymenof a guaranteeIn a numbeof cases, foexample, in one involving a wedding gift, aexemptiocabobtained. Additionainformatiomabobtainefrothinspector responsiblfoguaranteeoplatinum, gold and silver articles:
 
De Waarborg PlatinaGoud en Zilver NV Stationsplein 9a
PO Box 1075
2800 BB GOUDA
Tel: (+31 18) 208 93 00
 
 
 
1 Prohibitearundesirablsmalarmancuttinweapondesignateobehalof thMinistrof Justicenamelyknuckle-dustersbludgeons, flicknivesthrowinkniveshuntinknives,switch bladesnunchakussmalarmintendetsprapersonwittoxicasphyxiatinoincapacitating substancesdisguisesmalarms (arms appearing to bsomethinelseanobjectsresembling a weapon to such a degree that thecan be used to threaten ("toys" strongly resembling real firearms).
 
2 Pursuantthlao198concerninarmanammunitionany arothethathosindicated under 1 cagenerallbimporteonlopresentatioof a consenordeissueobehalofthe Ministrof Justicby thQueen's Commissioner of the Provinciwhicthe requester reside(see anne6). In almost evercase, an import authorization is required in addition to thisconsent order.

 
 
Part III:
Special provisions, Customs and other
 

A. Postal items containincaustic, irritating and other liksubstances
 
 
 
 
 
 
B. Postal items containing dangerous substances
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
C. Postal items containinexplosive substances
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D. Postal items containing inflammable substances

Thfollowinsubstancebelontthicategory:
 
–    drsubstancethabecomcaustiafteabsorbinmoisture;
 
–    teagas;
 
–    smoke-producinproductusetfighpests;
 
–    nauseousubstances;
 
–    organiperoxides.
 
ThdispatcopostaitemcontainindangerousubstanceiprohibitedDangerous substances  refer  to  the  categories  of  substances  indicateithlaconcernindangerous materialwhosconveyancisubjectthprovisionothregulationgovernindangerous materialaregardmaximuquantitieanpackincondition(specialabelsetc).
 
Includeamonthescategorieare:
 
–     toxic  or  asphyxiating,  solid,  liquid,  gaseous  or  vaporous  substances,    such  as  arsenic, potassiucyanidemethyalcoholphenolcarbomonoxidecarbotetrachlorideetc;
 
–     compressed   gases   (inflammable,   non-flammable,   toxic)   such   as   gaseous   ammonia, acetylenemethaneoxygenheliumdricemustargasetc;
 
–    liquifiegaogadissolveundepressure;
 
–    substancewhicgivofgasethaigniticontacwitwater;
 
–    inflammablliquidansolids;
 
–    substancethafacilitatinflammatio(oxidants);
 
–    causticacidioalkalinsubstancesucaacetiacidcaustisodaetc.
 
Pursuantthprovisionothlaconcernindangeroumaterialsthconveyancoexplosive substances o r articlebposiprohibited.
 
Includeamonthessubstanceanarticleare:
 
–    ammunitiondetonatorsgunpowder;
 
–    objectloadewitexplosivsubstances;
 
–    inflammablsubstances;
 
–    nitrocellulose-basepaintlakanramaterials;
 
–    percussiocapsdetonatinarticlesfireworkanpyrotechnitoys;
 
–     nitrocellulose-based  photographic  films,  washed  or  unwashed,  or  washed  nitrocellulosebasefilscrap(acetate -basefilmshoweveraradmitted);
 
–    celluloid.
 
Thdispatcopostaitemcontainininflammablsubstanceiprohibited. Referretherarthfollowinsubstances:
–     oxygen-producing  substances  likely  to  cause  fires,  such  as  chloric  acid  salts,  bromates, permanganatessodiuperoxideammoniunitratebleachinagentsetc;
 
–     liquidwhosflaspoinilowetha38.3° C (measurein a closecruciblusing a Pensky apparatus)sucaacetonealcoholgasolineethervarnishessolventsdenaturedalcohol, turpentinethiocarbonianhydrideetc;
 
–     substances  likely  to  ignite  from  friction,  exposure  to  moisture,  etc,  such  as  matches, phosphorus -basepreparationsaluminiupowdercalciucarbideetc;
 
–     substancewhiccoulcause a firicontainein a singlite m anbroughintcontacwith onanother;
 
–    celluloid-basephotographifilms.

 
 
 

E. Postal items containing polymerizable substances
 
 
FImport restrictionfor consignments containincertain fooproducttthe Netherland(and otheEuropean Uniomember states)

Thdispatcopostaitemcontaininthfollowinpolymerizablsubstanceiprohibited. Polymerizablsubstancearsubstancessucavinychloridecyclopentadienanstyrene, capablospontaneouslpolymerizinatemperaturebelo40° Cgivinofheatocausing somothehazardPolymerizatioithcombinatiootwomoridenticamoleculetform a nemoleculhaving a greatemoleculaweight.
 
DutstricteregulationissuebthEuropeaUnionaof 1 Januar200thimporof consignmentcontaininmeaanmilproductintthEuropeaUniovithNetherlandisfurtherestrictedSfarsucimportwerallowewhethweighothconsignmendinot exceed 1 kgantherwanunderlyincommerciatransaction.
Thmeasurrelatetalconsignmentcontaininmeaomeaproduct(includinpoultrand wilgameanalconsignmentcontaininmilomilproductsoriginatinfroanyother country  than  the  current  15  EU  Member  State s  (Austria,  Belgium,  Denmark,  Finland,  France GermanGreeceIrelandItalyLuxembourgthNetherlandsPortugalSpain,Swedeanthe UniteKingdom).
Theffecothmeasurithataof 1 Januar2003alconsignmentcontaininanothe afore-mentionearticlehavtbaccompanieby a veterinarcertificatissuebtheofficial authoritresponsiblithcountrooriginFopersonaimport(consumetconsumer)the samdocumentatiowilbrequireafocommerciaimports.
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Imporonlwilballoweafteinspectioanapprovaby a veterinarianSucinspectioinvolves relativelhigcostswhicimancasewilbfaexceethvaluothcontents.
ThexistinprohibitionfothimporocertaiothefooproductsapublisheithUPList oProhibiteArticleandoithUPCustomeGuideremaiiforce.
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Prohibitionoimportation into the Netherlands of cigarettes and other tobacco products, which are ordered (via the InterneootherwiseansenfrocountrienotbelongintthEuropeaCommunitofroth"special territorieswithithEuropeaCommunit(i.ethterritorienobelongintthtaterritorothEuropean CommunityadefineiArticle 3 (2othSixtVADirective.gCanarIsland(SpainanChanneIsland(Great Britain).
 
Witimmediateffectiiprohibitetimporintth e Netherlandcigaretteanothetobaccproductswhicare ordered – vithInterneoanothetradchannel – by a privatepersooaentrepreneufohis/heowsatisfactio(so calleBtC = businestconsumeshipmentsansenfrom a countroutsidthEuropeaCommunitofroonothe "specialterritorieswithithEuropeaCommunit(i.ethterritorienobelongintthtaterritorothEuropean CommunityadefineiArticle 3 (2othSixtVADirectivelikthCanaryIsland(SpainanthChanneIslands (GreaBritain)Thimeasuriapplicablirrespectivothamounothvaluothtobaccproductimported.
MainlduthighedutotobaccothimportatiobindividualotobaccproductnobearinthofficiaDutcexcise tasealintthNetherlandhaincreasedramaticallanisstilincreasingSucimportarillegalThDutcMinistry oFinanchathereforissued a directivtalCustomofficialannouncinthaalsucillegamail-ordeshipmentfor privateindividualartbdealwitaprohibiteconsignmentwhosimporintthNetherlandwiltherefornobe allowed.
ThDutcExcisLaprescribeverclearlthatoimportaltobaccproductmusbeathofficiaDutcexcistax sealsevewhesucproductarordereby a privatindividualansenbaentrepreneurThmeasurialsiline witarticl2oCounciRegulatio(EECNo918/8o2Marc198(settinup a Communitsysteorelieffrom customsduty)whicdoenoalloancustomrelieffotobaccproducshipmentordereby a privatindividual.
 
DurinthmonthoMarcanApri200TPPosBiauthorizetstoalBtshipmentcontainintobacco productadescribeabovetholtheundeitbondedwarehousregimeantreturthetthoriginatinpostal operator.  After  this  transition  period  Dutch  Customs  are  authorized  to  seize  these  shipments  and  to  treat  them  inaccordancwitthapplicablDutclegislatio(imoscasesthesshipmentwilthebdestroyed).

 
 
Onlshipmentbelongintonothfollowintwcategoriewilbexemptefrothimeasure.
 
1   Gifshipmentsenbmaifroonprivatindividuatanothe(CtC = consumetconsumerwithouancompensatioopaymenwhatsoeverannevecontaininmorthathefollowinmaximuamountotobaccproducts:
 
–   80cigarettesor
–   40cigarsor
–   1 kilogrammoshaocigaretttobacco.
Non-commerciashipmentthaexceethamountmentioneabovwilbsubjectconfiscatiobDutcCustoms. Furthermorenon-commercia(CtCshipmentcaonlbeacceptewhethearaccompanieby a fullcompleted
C22/C2formgiving a precisdescriptioothgood(aprovidefobthapplicablarticleothLettePost ManuaanthParcePosManua(R60anR40respectively),includinthfollowinarticleancommentaries)If letter-positemopostaparcelarnoaccompaniebthcustomdeclaratioformowhethesformarnofilled ionofillediproperl(deliberatelobmistakethetoarsubjectconfiscatiobDutcCustoms.
 
2   Shipmentsenbpostaentrepreneuwhhas a licensegranteundeDutclawtreceivsuctobaccproducts iaccordancwith a regulatecustomregime.
 
 
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