Guide to International Shipping Requirements

At Batchforce, we pride ourselves on providing customers with access to affordable, well-screened Manufacturing Partners locally and abroad. When you place an order with Batchforce, the parts are usually flown in (except for production in the Netherlands and Belgium). Therefore, it is important to understand the additional requirements required to import goods into the Netherlands. This article will guide you through each of these requirements to ensure that you are prepared for your mission.

What do we need from you?

To avoid or prevent any unnecessary delays during transport or at Customs, we ask our customers to provide us with the Intrastat Codes when ordering.

This can be done by filling in the Intrastat Code Template and sending it to us. You can fill it in here.

Because our customers fill this in, we, as well as our carrier DHL Express and Customs, know what kind of goods are involved in your order. Parts for the medical industry, for example, are treated very differently than parts for machine building.

If you do not know your Intrastat codes, please contact your internal trade or logistics department. Here (in Dutch) you will find the code lists provided by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

Am I responsible for import duties?

A short and simple answer, No.

Import duties and taxes levied by the Dutch government upon import are fully borne by Batchforce. We do this to give you a completely transparent picture of the costs without surprises afterwards. All costs are already included in the unit price.

We are here to help

Do you have additional questions about importing goods using Batchforce's Manufacturing-on-Demand services? Don't hesitate to contact our team of experts at [email protected]