Netherlands - Country Commercial Guide
Temporary Entry
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Due to various customs agreements, simplified procedures are available to U.S. businesses and professionals for the temporary importation of commercial samples and professional equipment. A carnet is a customs document that facilitates customs clearance for temporary imports of samples or equipment into foreign countries. With the carnet, goods may be imported without the payment of duty, tax, or additional security deposits. The carnet also saves time since formalities are all arranged before the goods depart the United States. Additional information on carnets can be found on the United Sates Council for International Business (USCIB) website. The website of the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration also provides detailed information on temporary importation procedures.