Customs Duty Calculator

Netherlands – Customs and Import duty tax calculation method

Customs Duties or Import duty and taxes will be pending and need to be cleared while importing goods into Netherlands from outside of the EU Either by a private individual or a commercial entity.

The valuation method is CIF.

  • The sum of the value of the imported goods and the cost of shipping and insurance.

Below is the Duty and Sales tax for Netherlands :

Duty Rates Average Duty Rate Sales Tax(GST) or VAT Threshold on goods
0% to 48.5% 20% ST=6% to 21%
VAT = ST * (CIF + Duty)
No duty if the product value or FOB value (excluding shipping and insurance) cost won’t exceed 150 and No VAT if FOB value is less than or equal to 22


  • Electronic goods such as Laptops, CellPhones, Digital cameras are duty free.
  • Duty in Netherlands varies from one country to another even for the same product. For example, Bicycles made in China carry an additional (anti dumping) duty of 48.5%.
  • Lower VAT i.e. 6% is applied on the products like books, magazines, newspapers, etc.

Extra taxes and customs fees while importing

An excise tax is levied on certain consumer goods (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, mineral oils, alcoholic products). If the goods are used solely as raw materials, no excise tax is levied. The excise tax is refundable if the article is exported.

Please refer detailed information about excise duty here.

Additional fees can be applied in order to cover the expense of performing any required testing of the imported goods.