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Export documents

This information is provided by Netherlands Chamber of Commerce

International trade involves quite a few documents. Which documents are needed, depends on factors like product, destination country, and chosen means of transport. Several parties might require these documents, f.i. the customs office, governmental bodies in the destination country, the bank, or the buyer.

Documents of origin

The EU Market Access DatabaseExternal link offers information on which documents you need per country. View the document overview for more information on these documents. The Chamber of Commerce can provide you with the following export documents (all in Dutch) at a charge:

Other export documents

Other important export documents are:
  • ATR-certificateExternal link (in Dutch): a customs document for trade between EU countries and Turkey. Under an EU-Turkish treaty, goods can be imported or exported duty-free, so long as they have been produced in the EU or Turkey. The ATR certificate documents this.
  • Exporter Registry FormExternal link (in Dutch): you need this form to export certain textile products to Turkey.
  • Suppliers’ declaration for products of preferential origin: You can use a suppliers’ declaration of products of preferential origin as evidence for an EUR.1-certificate. The declaration comes in several languages and in a singleExternal link and multiple useExternal link version.
  • Suppliers’ declaration for products of non-preferential origin: You can use a suppliers’ declaration of products of non-preferential origin as evidence for a certificate of origin. The declaration comes in several languages and in a singleExternal link and multiple useExternal link version.
  • Invoice declaration of status as acknowledged exporter (Regeling Toegelaten Exporteur,External link in Dutch): this declaration consists of a set text you can add to your invoices, stating you are an acknowledged exporter. To obtain this status, you need to be an experienced company with sufficient importing and exporting knowhow, and offer a comprehensive delivery program.

Any further questions?

Please contact the Startup Information Desk

+31 88 585 2222

This information is provided by

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce