Participate in the ECS services and prevent VAT problems when exporting
Customs will enforce 150 day rule from 1 December 2011
After a number of periods of lenience, Customs will definitely start the 150 day counter as of 1 December 2011. Export declarations that have not been processed 150 days after submission will be permanently declared null and void and you will be liable for VAT payments.
This can be prevented by participating in our ECS services for the container sector. Submitting five items of information about your cargo is enough for the watertight processing of your export declarations. You will then receive a confirmation of exit from Customs right away. If, for some reason, you do not receive this confirmation of exit, the Track & trace ECS module, available within the ECS services, provides the perfect solution, as Customs recognizes our track and trace data as official alternative proof that your cargo actually left the European Union. All that is needed is a screen shot. You will always have your alternative proof at hand.
Participation is free of charge
Register today for the ECS services! More than 600 exporters and forwarders have already done so, and besides, participation is completely free of charge. The shipping companies, terminals and port authorities in and are bearing responsibility for all the costs.
For more information or to register as a participant in the ECS services, please contact Ger Doff, Sales Manager at Portbase, at +31 (0)10 252 2208, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read up on our services for the export sector in your own time at our special ECS website: www.exportcontrolsystem.eu.