GEODIS makes important step in e-commerce thanks to new license

April, 11 2018

GEODIS is one of the first logistic service providers in the Netherlands to obtain a permit for the simplified declaration of e-commerce, known as VENUE. This enables GEODIS to technically handle accelerated and bulk e-commerce goods Customs for customers.

Companies that import or export e-commerce goods must file a declaration with Customs. Until now, this was only individually possible with AGS – the customs declaration system. However, VENUE now allows GEODIS to place goods in bulk under a customs procedure with a simplified declaration. For instance, the company can now use a fixed data format to create an incomplete pre-declaration submission. An additional declaration is required for import shipments with a value over 22 Euros and for export shipments above a 1000 Euros, but VENUE results in faster processing for these shipments as well.

Regular customs clearance focuses on traditional import and export activities, in which a large quantity of goods is involved in one go. However, e-commerce increasingly allows consumers to order goods that they want to receive in the short term. This means dealing with customs as soon as the order comes across the border. It includes import duties and VAT payments that have to be processed. The individual processing of all of these relatively low-value packages costs a great deal of time and money. However, this time and money can now be saved thanks to GEODIS’ simplified and accelerated declarations using VENUE. VENUE helps deal with import duty and VAT on items less than 22 Euros, which also results in huge savings.


VENUE makes it possible for GEODIS to optimise its cross-border e-commerce solutions, processing e-commerce goods more efficiently. GEODIS’ cross-border, end-to-end solutions can be followed completely at the parcel level via track-and-trace.

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