As of the 1st of October 2021, Customs will gradually introduce the CVB (Container Release Notice) in the Dutch ports. As a result, the procedure for submitting subsequent declarations for goods from outside the European Union will change significantly. Portbase offers various solutions that make it easier for you to obtain a CVB. Attention! In addition to containers, the CVB also applies to trailers, general cargo and bulk cargo.
What is the CVB
With the CVB, Customs matches the subsequent declaration of a customs broker or importer with the Declaration for Temporary Storage (Aangifte voor Tijdelijke Opslag or ATO in Dutch) of a shipping line/cargo handling agent. Following the introduction of the CVB, this subsequent declaration can only be made upon arrival of the ship (ATA) in the Dutch port. Submitting prior to this or submitting data (B/L, weight) that deviates from the ATO will result in the subsequent declaration being rejected.