Companies may be subject to a monthly declaration obligation for Intrahandel if they are included in the Statistics Netherlands’ sampling for intra-EU imports and/or exports of goods. For this purpose, Statistics Netherlands draws monthly samples from the population of businesses that are assumed to have international trade in goods within the EU based on their VAT returns..
Statistics Netherlands generally records the Extra Trade using data derived from the customs declaration. For companies that do a lot of business with countries outside the EU, there is a possibility to replace the usual customs formalities with a simplified procedure. A simplified procedure can be applied for at the Belastingdienst Douane. One of the conditions for the granting of some permits will be that an arrangement has been made with the CBS concerning the direct supply of the required data to Statistics Netherlands.