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The Netherlands Importer of Record and IT Shipping

The Netherlands is a popular hub for IT Shipments into the EU for clients with local entities due to their ports and amicable customs process.

The Netherlands Importer of Record at a Glance:

Importer of Record 

  • If you have a registered business entity in Europe, FGX can assist you in acting as your own Importer of Record
  • By setting up your business entity to import, you will be eligible to make VAT reclamation
  • FGX can provide end-to-end services including final installation with our smart hands services 

IT Shipping & Logistics

  • Amsterdam is a popular hub for importing throughout Europe with excellent wide-body and cargo aircraft availability

Importer of Record and Pre-Shipment Documentation

Importer of Record 

Many of our clients have a business entity in Europe, allowing them to act as their own Importer of Record anywhere in the EEA (European Economic Area). If you have a business entity in Europe and are EORI registered, you may be able to import anywhere in the EEA without needing a third-party IOR. With our door-to-data center service, FGX can help you determine if you are able to import freely in Europe, how to act as your own IOR, and how to reclaim the VAT you paid on import. 

If you do not have a business entity in the EU that allows you to act as your own importer of record, FGX is also able to provide IOR services in the Netherlands. 

IT Shipping & Logistics

Smart Hands

For clients that are shipping a larger amount of IT Equipment, FGX can provide smart hands services in the Netherlands. This allows FGX to further centralize your overall procurement and deployment process, all the way to the final installation. Learn more about how we provided smart hands services for Disney+ in this case study. 

IT Shipping

The Netherlands is a popular location to import, stage, and operate IT equipment for a number of reasons. First, the Netherlands has a major ports that serve as an entry hub for the rest of the Europe. Once your shipment has passed through customs in the Netherlands it will not need to pass customs again as it moves through Europe. Second, the Netherlands has one of the highest rate of connectivity in Europe, 98% of its residents being connected. For many companies that deploy IT services internationally, this means that the Netherlands will be one of the first countries they deploy IT hardware into when expanding globally.  

FGX manages all of our client’s shipments door-to-door (or door-to-data center). This case study showcases how we navigated IT logistics and importation into the Netherlands at the time that it was written. Regulations and challenges are constantly changing and exact shipping requirements may have changed. To learn more about FGX and how our global shipping platform can help your company, reach out here.