Document overview

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Most common export documents

International business means a lot of paperwork. You can find an overview of the most common documents for import and export on this page.

Transport documents

Non-preferential documents of origin

Non-preferential documents of origin indicate where a product was produced (where its origins lie). Non-preferential documents are often required on account of trade policies in the country of destination (such as a ban).

Preferential documents of origin

Preferential documents of origin often relate to trade treaties between exporting and importing countries, offering discounts or even exemption of customs duties in several countries. This applies not only to export, but also import from these countries.


Central Import and Export Office (CDIU) forms

Other documents

See also

Which documents do you need?

The European Committee’s Market Access DatabaseExternal link provides information on procedures, formalities and documents in a great many destination countries.


Be aware that once the United Kingdom leaves the EU, you may need to use different documents to import or export goods, as the UK will become a third country. Check the Dutch Tax and Administration pages on customs mattersExternal link.

Questions relating to this article?

Please contact the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK

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