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Cargo from Dubai to Netherlands

Cargo from Dubai to Netherlands

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If you’re moving to Dubai from the Netherlands, having decided that the diverse culture and relaxed lifestyle of the Netherlands are good enough reasons for packing your bags and leaving Dubai, you’d be well-advised to speak to us about moving your personal belongings and household goodsCargo from Dubai to Netherlands

The trade between UAE and Netherlands has reached an all-time high in terms of sharing knowledge, resources, and technology, and therefore cargo to the Netherlands is going to be one of the sectors with high growth potential. Dubai Movers have professionals who are familiar with the operation when it comes to cargo to the Netherlands. The requirements to send cargo to the Netherlands and cargo from the Netherlands to Dubai will be hitting a new high when the expected free trade agreement between GCC and the European Union takes place

We have regular commercial customers who want to send cargo to the Netherlands or send cargo from the Netherlands to UAE especially send cargo from the Netherlands to Dubai. And with Dubai Movers., they enjoy excellent rates and prompt delivery. We deliver their cargo to the Netherlands on the same day and hand over the Airway Bill without any delay so that they are sure of the shipment on time

Lesser Volume

For the Cargoes with lesser volume, we always have an option to send in one consolidated (groupage) container with several consignments as well as LCL to reduce the cost from Dubai port to the final point

20’, 40’, and 40’ High Cube Full Container Load

When an exporter has the goods to accommodate one full container load, we provide a booking of an FCL (Full Container Load) to stuff a cargo. In an FCL cargo, the complete goods in the said container own by one shipper only.


To prepare the Export Declaration at Dubai customs, an exporter’s passport along with the UAE Visa page copies and Destination address are required.

Transit Time

The transit time varies from place to place and our team will advise on accordingly.

Pre-move survey

A pre-move survey can be organized free of cost with no obligation. This will surely help you to plan your budget or re-think what goods are to be moved on and what to be kept behind. Once the survey is over our team will give an International moving quote based on the volume and your location

Packing & Wrapping

On the confirmed date of moving our team will be at your premises to commence packing.

Shipping & Handling

We will schedule the nearest date of loading your shipment onto the container for further sailing. Our team shall execute all the relevant documents to proceed with a clearance at Dubai Customs.

Clearing and delivery

The ETA will be declared, and our destination agent will organize a pre-clearance and prepare the import.

Custom Regulations for the Netherlands


  • Passport (copy)
  • Three copies of the Valued Inventory List (legible) complete with the signature of the shipper
    • A detailed list of all cartons
    • Avoid “Packed by Owner” (PBO)
  • Proof of registration of commune where Customer intends to live (copy)
    • Can be obtained at the town hall (called “vestiging uit het buitenland”)
  • Copy of lease or deed of future residence
  • Full contact information and the delivery address of the Customer
  • Declaration from the employer stating the place of employment and duration of the aforementioned employment
  • Application form for exemption of duties and taxes (must be in Dutch)
  • Any additional Customs statements


  • Customer must be present at Customs Clearance
  • Used household goods and personal effects are duty-free provided:
    • The Customer has lived outside the Netherlands for at least 12 months
    • Customer is transferring their principal residence to the Netherlands
    • The goods have been used for at least 12 months prior to import
    • The goods are not for sale/rent at least 12 months after importation
      • Six months if former residents living in the EU or goods are coming from a country in the European Union
  • Re-importation of used household goods within one year requires special documents for duty-free import
  • If the Customer is not staying in the Netherlands for a minimum of 12 months, bonds will have to be posted for duties and taxes


In the Netherlands, some articles may not be imported whatsoever. These items include, but may not be limited to:

  • Alcohol and tobacco products
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Counterfeit products (unless intended for personal use)
  • Explosives
  • Pornography and subversive materials
  • CB radios
  • Endangered animal or plant species and products derived from them
    • Specifically orchids, monkeys, snakes, coral, shells, rainsticks made from cactus, ivory artifacts, tortoiseshell combs, giant clams, traditional Chinese medicine, and plasters


Some articles may have restricted quantities or require special authorization/ payments of duties and taxes to clear customs in the Netherlands. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • New items (less than six months old)
  • Food (meat, fish, and dairy products) require a health certificate
  • Plants and parts of plants (phytosanitary certificate required)
  • Weapons and ammunition (with a permit issued by Dutch authorities)
  • Computers (subject to import regulations)


Customers moving to the Netherlands who wish to import a vehicle (car or motorcycle) may do so if:

  • The customer has a valid registration from the country of residence
    • If you the customer do not live in the Netherlands, this vehicle can be used for a maximum of six months without being taxed
  • If the customer lives in the European Union (EU), he or she must file a private motor vehicle and motorcycle tax (BPM) declaration
  • If the customer lives outside the EU, a Customs declaration must be made and a BPM return must be filed


When importing a pet to the Netherlands, the following requirements apply to all dogs, cats, and ferrets within and outside the European Union (EU):

  • Animals must have an EU passport (the Dutch version can be obtained from a licensed vet)
  • Animals must be vaccinated against rabies which should be noted in the EU passport
  • Pets should come with a Health Certificate from a licensed veterinarian which includes health information and vaccination records
  • All animals must have an identification chip under their skin
  • Pets that are also protected species should have both an EU passport and a CITES document


The following goods purchased within the EU are free of import provided they are for personal use only:

  • Tobacco products – 800 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos (maximum 3 grams each), 200 cigars, 1 kilogram of smoking tobacco
  • Alcoholic beverages – 10 liters of spirits over 22%, 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 liters of wine (no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine), 110 liters of beer

Personal goods free of import from non-European nations are as follows:

  • Tobacco products (for Customers 17 years and older) – 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos (maximum 3 grams each), 50 cigars or 250 grams of smoking tobacco or a proportional mix of these products
  • Alcoholic beverages (for Customers 17 years and older) – 1 liter of spirits of 22% volume or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume, or 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liqueur wines, or a proportional mix of these products, and in addition 4 liters of still wine and 16 liters of beer
  • Medications for personal use
  • Other goods totaling up to EUR 430

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, Dubai Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double-check with your local embassy or consulate.

We look forward to having you as one of our clients. By working with Dubai Movers you know you are choosing the best moving and storage company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

To ask more about our company please use the form available on our contact page, give us a call at +97143306717, or send any inquiries to our email address

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