- New European Portal: Customs security procedures in a few clicks
- New Safety and Security Amendment
- Customs attachés
- Important message for boat owners
- Noël Colpin, from Belgium, is elected to the post of Chairman of the high level ad hoc Group “Globally Networked Customs” of the World Customs Organization (WCO)
Thank you for visiting our website, on this page we provide you with some basic information regarding Customs in Belgium, you can download a brochure for travellers and you find the information on how to contact our head offices or how to get in touch with one of our Customs Attachés abroad.
We also created a practical brochure with more information about Belgium Customs, you can dowload it here.
New European Portal: Customs security procedures in a few clicks
The European Commission has launched the first phase of a new web portal to help businesses to understand and follow the customs procedures for importing goods into and exporting goods from the EU. Designed as a single point of access to relevant and practical information, the portal includes animated scenarios to explain each step of the import, export and transit procedures. It also outlines the legal framework for such procedures, and includes information (such as policy information, databases and assistance services) taken from Commission and Member States’ customs websites. This first stage of the "European Customs Information Portal" (ECIP) focuses on the application of the Safety and Security Amendment to the Customs Code, which entered into force on 1 July 2009. The customs portal was developed together with Member States and the Trade Contact Group, and will be further extended in the future to cover other areas and provide more in-depth information on customs procedures.
For further information:
New Safety and Security Amendment
On july 1, 2009, the new European Safety and Security Amendment will come in vigour, affecting all economic operators, and set new rules for import and export.
TAXUD has created a special section on their website to this amendment, read all about it here.
The Belgium customs Administration also put up a special site dedicated to the Multi Anual Strategic Plan (MASP) in English, you find it here.
For travellers, comming to Belgium, or another E.U memberstate, we created a brochure with all te information on import limitations, tax-free import allowances and other customs-related matters which you might find interesting.
Dowload the brochure in pdf. here
Tasks of the Customs Attachés
The creation of a worldwide network of customs attachés is one of the tools through which the Belgian Administration of Customs and Excise will manage to create and develop relationships with foreign administrations and businesses. These agents will have as a primary and fundamental mission the exchange of information that will permit, as defined above, to reconcile in an efficient manner two apparently opposite logics (speed/security of the trade flow). Its creation has to be situated in the need for international operational cooperation.
In practice, they have the following tasks:
Mission to protect the logistic chain:
The customs administrations must orient themselves towards networking in order to track the entire logistic chain from the producer to the consumer and to be able to intervene at all times in order to stop a suspect consignment.
Mission to combat fraud:
The customs attaché plays a predominant part in the fight against illicit traffic and the fight against economic and commercial fraud.
Mission of customs diplomacy and economic role:
The customs attaché represents the Administration of Customs and Excise to diplomatic services, public administrations as well as vis-à-vis the private sector in the receiving State.
Please find below the full contact details of the Customs Attachés and their post.
Mme Isabelle BEDOYAN
Embaixada da Bélgica
SES - Avenida das Nações, Q 809, LT 32
70422-900 Brasília - DF
Tel.: +55 61 3443 1133
Mobile:+55 61 9845 1654
Mme Carine WILLEMS
Embassy of Belgium
490, Fehrsen Street
Tel.: +27 12 346 5987
Fax: +27 12 346 2934
Mobile: +27 72 590 2137
Attaché douanier - Inde
+32 2 576 32 17
Attaché douanier - Russie
+32 2 576 45 71
Economic operators, customs agencies, forwarders, business associations, other public services and individuals can contact the Customs Attachés directly for any information they might need.
Important messeage for boat owners
The Belgian Customs services informs owners and users of private pleasure craft that under Belgian as well as under EU legislation the use of red diesel is strictly forbidden.
Below is a list of contactpoints where you can obtain further information.
|Douane en accijnzen Antwerpenfirstname.lastname@example.org||0257 607 51|
|Douane en accijnzen Brusselemail@example.com
|0257 624 50|
|Douane en accijnzen Gentfirstname.lastname@example.org||0257 856 00
|Douane en accijnzen Hasseltemail@example.com||0257 617 50|
|Douane en accijnzen Luikfirstname.lastname@example.org||0257 890 10|
|Douane en accijnzen Bergenemail@example.com||0257 879 70|