For veterinary and consumer product transported via Ferry-operators, The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) allows document inspections (“D inspection”) based on a copy of the certificate. After the document inspection, your declaration is given the status ‘D conformity awaiting original document’.
You may only leave the ferry-terminal once this status is presented to a customs official at the terminal. In the Portbase service ‘Declaration Food and Consumer Products’ there are two ways to demonstrate the declaration status ‘D conformity awaiting original document’.
Both pdf and e-mail notification provide all relevant information (such as GGB number, equipment number and declaration status) to demonstrate the relevant declaration details to the customs official at the terminal.