Automated customs DECO declarations for e-commerce shipments imported into the Netherlands
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Automated customs DECO declarations for e-commerce shipments imported into the Netherlands

AEB is one of the first software providers to add support for DECO declarations to its customs management portfolio. Import Filing: AGS/DECO was launched in July 2021 and has already processed many customs declarations for e-commerce shipments imported by Dutch e-commerce entrepreneurs.

On July 1, 2021, a new declaration procedure for e-commerce shipments took effect: a mandatory customs declaration must since be made in DECO, a brand-new IT system of the Dutch customs authorities. This applies to shipments from outside of the EU with a value of up to € 150 and exempted from customs duties. The rule does not cover goods that are prohibited or restricted.

AEB's developers worked hard on an automated solution for this new e-customs procedure. Support for DECO declarations was added to AEB's existing import filing solution. It is now called Import Filing: AGS/DECO – a single solution that can process both regular and e-commerce declarations. 

Import Filing: AGS/DECO ensures that all customs declarations for e-commerce shipments imported into the Netherlands comply with the new, mandatory 'super reduced dataset.' The solution also ensures that the correct data is included when the customs regulations 'Import procedure' and 'Special Arrangement' are applied and used for payment of import VAT.

Import Filing

  • Flawless communication with customs authorities
  • Central system for import declarations in multiple countries
  • Always up-to-date on changes in customs duty
  • Automation of customs declarations
  • Integrates into host systems
  • For AGS and DECO in the Netherlands and for  declarations in the e-customs systems of Germany (ATLAS IMPOST), the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Switzerland.



Are you interested in automating your DECO declarations?