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Document overview

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Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK

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 Commission’s Access2Markets database provides information on procedures, formalities and documents in a great many destination countries.


The EU and the UK have reached an agreement on post-Brexit trade matters. Be aware that you may need to use different documents to import or export goods. Check the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration pages on customs matters.

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Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK
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