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Make a customs declaration with customs software

Customs management software is essential for efficient and error-free customs clearance. With many options on the market, it's important to know what to look for when choosing the right software. What functionalities are indispensable, and how easy is integration with customs? This article provides a guide to selecting the right customs management software, ensuring compliance with regulations while optimizing your processes.

5 tier customs tariff for cross-border e-commerce goods

Cross-border e-commerce has experienced significant growth in recent years, prompting the European Commission to adjust the IOSS regulation and VAT rules. These adjustments aim to ensure a smooth flow of e-commerce imports and effectively combat fraud of splitting and under valuation. There are many reforms on the horizon. This article explains the upcoming and proposed changes in the customs e-commerce domain.

Provisions Message via Single Window

Do you regularly bring supplies or bunkers on board a sea vessel? Then you must first inform this to Customs via the Single Window. In Gateway, you can efficiently and accurately handle the provisioning (PRO) notification, ensuring that the goods are promptly brought on board. It is crucial to comply with customs requirements to facilitate a smooth provisioning and bunkering process, especially when a sea vessel is awaiting the goods.

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Whether you're a seasoned customs declarant or just starting out, the amount of customs abbreviations and terms can be challenging. From the various customs systems to simplified procedures to Incoterms, the customs landscape is brimming with specific terminology crucial for smooth customs handling. That's why we've compiled a list of all the major customs abbreviations to help you navigate the world of customs.

Make a customs declaration with customs software

If you import or export goods to and from a country outside the EU, you must make a customs clearance declaration with Customs and usually pay import duties. You can either arrange the clearance through a customs broker or do it yourself. But what do you need to file a customs declaration yourself? We will explain it to you in this article.

Customs transit application declaration structure

In 2003, the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) was introduced, replacing the paper-based customs transit process. As the world evolves, so does customs legislation. In 2016, the Union Customs Code (UCC) came into effect, necessitating adjustments to the NCTS. From the 4th quarter of 2024, businesses can transition to the Customs Transit Application (DVA, in Dutch “Douane Vervoer Applicatie”) for customs transit processes. But what changes can businesses expect in DVA? This article outlines the key changes of DVA.

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If you're involved in transporting non-Union goods within Europe, you're likely familiar with NCTS. To comply with the Union Customs Code (UCC), the NCTS customs transport system is undergoing a significant adjustment, being replaced by DVA. From December 1st 2024, you must transition from New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) Phase 4 to the Customs Transit Application (DVA).

Gateway portbase

It has been two years since the introduction of the Container Release Message (CVB, in Dutch “Container Vrijgave Bericht”). Are you sending your goods presentation now automatically to Customs? Or are you still submitting your further customs declarations after the Arrival of the Ship (ATA)? We notice that there are still companies unfamiliar with the CVB, experiencing delays in their logistics processes as a result. In this article, we highlight how you can fully benefit from the CVB.

Ggb ched nvwa

Do you make CHED (in Dutch "GGB") documents for importing live animals and animal products into the Netherlands? According to a notification from the NVWA, as of April 1, 2024, it will be mandatory to electronically attach documents such as veterinary certificates to your CHED documents when submitting them to the NVWA.

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When importing and exporting goods, it's essential to use the correct commodity codes to comply with customs regulations and tax obligations. In this article, we'll discuss the key commodity codes used by customs authorities: HS codes, CN codes, and TARIC codes.

Gateway portbase

Whether you are importing to or exporting from the European Union through Dutch seaports, it is essential to correctly and promptly register your containers with Portbase. This not only saves you time but also maximizes cost savings. However, this process can pose a challenge. Gateway assists you in automating your Portbase processes through integration between our customs software and Portbase.

Customs system disruption

Customs processes are increasingly automated, leading declarants to rely entirely on digital systems for their declarations. Customs aims for maximum availability of these systems, but sometimes there are maintenance works or customs disruptions that interfere with the availability.

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Importing plants and plant products requires handling customs declarations and phytosanitary inspection processes to comply with the strict regulations of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). Gateway offers advanced customs software directly linked to both NVWA's CLIENT Import system and the Customs DMS system, making your import process more efficient and smoother.

Turning 2024

In the world of international trade, keeping up with customs regulations is essential for smooth operations. On January 1, 2024, changes will be made to EU commodity codes, for both import and export. These changes can have a significant impact on customs declarations and determining international VAT rates for your products.

Ggb ched nvwa

When shipments of animals and goods subject to official controls are imported through a border control post in the Netherlands, it is essential for the responsible operator to notify the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) at least one working day before the expected arrival by submitting a CHED document.

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Are you up to date with the latest customs changes? The December 2023 Customs DMS Newsletter is packed with crucial updates, which we've summarized for you! Our latest blog post offers a clear and concise summary of everything you need to know about the migration from AGS to DMS 4.0, key deadlines, and the latest developments in electronic messaging.

Gateway Sport Day Winners

Anyone who knows Gateway is familiar with the legendary "Gateway Game Evening". But we do a lot more together these days! Last month we had our most sporting event of the year, the Gateway Sports Day! A day full of sports, fun, competition and team building.

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

Since October 1, 2023, the European Union has taken a significant step in the fight against climate change with the implementation of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). This mechanism marks a critical shift in EU trade policy and is designed to address the CO2 emissions associated with the production of certain imported goods. In this blog, we explain what CBAM is, who it applies to, and what the implications are for customs declarants and importers.

Gateawy Mid-Autumn Festival

At Gateway, we place great emphasis on cultural traditions and strengthening ties with our international partners. The Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on 29 September this year according to the lunar calendar, is one such occasion. This prominent Chinese festival brings families and friends together to admire the full moon and indulge in unique delicacies. It symbolises a time of unity and gratitude towards loved ones.

New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)

The deadline for the NCTS Phase 5 on 1 December 2023 will not be met by various EU member states, including the Netherlands. As a result, Customs is postponing the release of the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS). The new goal is for all companies to be connected to this customs system by 1 December 2024.

Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS)

Navigating the complex world of EU excise goods transport? If you've been relying on the Excise Movement Control System (EMCS), prepare for transformative changes. As of 14 July 2023, the Horizontal Excise Directive (EMCS) enters its next phase. If your operations still hinge on older platforms or emergency procedures, this is a golden opportunity to pivot to cutting-edge customs software solutions, such as Gateway, designed for streamlined electronic declarations and efficient excise goods transport.

AES Exit

Exporting goods beyond the EU boundaries? For businesses involved in the export industry or those advocating for EU exporters, it's paramount to stay updated about the pivotal shift from the ECS system to the AES platform, scheduled between 8th May and 30th September 2023.

Baosen Training

As experts in delivering secure, efficient, and reliable global logistic services, Baosen Suntop Europe sought future-proof customs software. Their objective was to automate all operations, from generating customs declarations to fiscal representation and dispatching invoices with all necessary attachments. We were ultimately selected as their partner, and we couldn't be prouder.

DMS customs system information session

On May 11, we organized another knowledge session, this time focusing on DMS 4.0. After a brief introduction, our CEO, Steven Veelders, delivered a presentation on why AGS is not sufficient for the EUCDM (European Customs Data Model) and how DMS 4.0 has been implemented. 

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During the past 7 years, one of our reports has been played no less than 700,000,000 times. And that's only with 1 of our customers. This impressive achievement is a reflection of the partnership we have with our customers and a testament to the stability, efficiency, reliability and quality our company has to offer.

Gateway DMS 4.1 Knowledge Session

On March 21, the DMS 4.1 & EIDR information session took place at our office in Capelle aan den IJssel. Leo Alewijnse and Paul Albers of Dutch Customs gave an extensive explanation of the new working methods and were able to answer all kinds of questions from the audience. Very educational and definitely worth repeating! Thanks, gentlemen!

Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS)

Do you transport excise goods and do you use EMCS (Excise Movement and Control System)? Are you familiar with the changes and have you already applied for / received the new customs permits? We are ready to offer you a smooth and hassle-free transition to the new EMCS 4.0.

Gateway Christmas in the Cloud

Gateway is a leading customs software developer since 1980. In 2020, we launched GWITC© (Gateway in the Cloud). In 2022, Gateway started cooperation with Microsoft Azure. Many of clients work now on Azure and benefit from its dynamic strengths.

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Due to the growth of the Gateway team, it’s necessary for us to move into a larger office. Luckily, we have found a beautiful office very close to our current one. 

2022 transition to 2023

On 1 January 2023, the EU commodity codes in the Harmonized System (HS) will be adjusted. This can have large impacts on your import and export customs declarations, and the determination of your VAT tariff for your international products. 

Gateway Ecommerce

Do you handle e-commerce packages sold from outside the EU? Do you want to be entitled to the exemption of customs duties? Gateway offers an all-in-one solution for your e-commerce customs activities, which can largely simplify, automate, and accelerate your whole e-commerce logistic process.  

DMS 4.1

Do you deal with a Bonded Warehouse (in Dutch "Douane Entrepot")? Do you make use of GPA (Automated Periodic Declaration), DIN/DEN, or any other IIAA / EIDR (Entry in the Declarant’s Records) permit? Then Gateway has a perfect all-in software solution for managing your bonded warehouse and all IIAA administrations.

DMS customs system information session

A lot is happening in the development of DMS 4.0 and the end of the project is near. In order to inform and prepare our customers as well as possible, we have organized an additional information session about DMS 4.0. Below is a brief summary of the topics discussed.

Gateway Mid-Autumn Festival

Autumn is the time of the Asian festival in honor of the new harvest. The Mid-Autumn Festival! This is a traditional festival with a history dating back 3000 years! It is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the “lunar calendar”. 

Gateway Game Evening

Apart from the fact that we are experts in the field of Customs Software, our colleagues are also experts in the field of Gaming! And I have to say that occasionally makes you laugh… 

Gateway portbase

To date, mismatches have regularly taken place between the Declaration for Temporary Storage (ATO) and the further AGS declaration, and many items on the ATO remain untreated. If an AGS declaration is not accepted, the cargo may not leave the terminal and you can imagine what kind of delay this will cause in the logistics process. Let alone the fines that may be handed out.

E-commerce customs clearance software

Today we were able to deliver our DECO application to our customer. Experience the look and feel before they can really get started, because from 1 July 2021 the time has come, then B2C e-commerce shipments can be declared via the new DECO system of Customs.

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