Customs formalities

Importing or exporting vehicles to and from non-EU countries involves some complex customs formalities. Fortunately, Marlog Europe can determine the best solution for your shipment, and take the entire process out of your hands. Every country has its own laws and regulations, and every product group has its own peculiarities. Clearing a vehicle through customs is more complex than many people think. But with Marlog Europe, you have nothing to worry about.

Import to Europe -NL

Less than 30 years old+10% import duties+ 21% VAT
Pick up trucks (light utility)+22% import duties+ 21% VAT
Less than 30 years old+ 6% / + 8% import duties+ 21% VAT
30+ years old and in original conditionvia The Netherlands 9% VATvia Belgium 6% VAT

Removals in NL

With exemption permit, no import duties or VAT. Customs has stipulated the following conditions:

  • You had your normal place of residence abroad for at least 12 months before moving to the Netherlands
  • You have had the vehicle in your possession for at least 6 months
  • You will not transfer the vehicle within 12 months after importing it

See full terms For more information, see: Marlog Car Handling

VAT reverse charge or fiscal clearing

Companies can also choose to clear the vehicle by reversing VAT charges. In that case, you need not pay the VAT in advance. If your company is located in the EU, but outside the Netherlands, we can also arrange fiscal clearing. In that case, the company pays the VAT in its statutory country.

Request an Article 23 permit

Other customs services

Please ask us for more information about other import options:

  • Temporary import – export
  • Re-import
  • Procedure for tourists
  • Transit documentation (T1)

For more information, see the Tax Authority website: tax authorities


We can also arrange export documentation for any country, such as a T1 document from England or an EU export document from Germany. We have agents in every country who can quickly and conveniently arrange all of the necessary documentation.

Documents needed for import/export

  • Purchase invoice + value statement
  • Transport invoice
  • Proof of payment
  • Title (vehicle registration)
  • Authorisation
  • Copy of ID/passport
Request a suitable quote

Are you wondering how we can help you?

Marlog Europe can arrange the entire import or export process for your car, classic vehicle, motorcycle or boat from non-EU member countries to EU member states and vice-versa. Request a no-obligation estimate here. +31 (0) 165 305065