Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Different places in the Netherlands, with a high concentration in Rotterdam
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.1 - Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community

750 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 February 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


In preparation for the Brexit, the Dutch Customs Agency, part of the Tax and Customs Administration, has announced it is recruiting between 750 and 930 new customs officials as soon as possible, to be concentrated in the port of Rotterdam and possibly new customs locations along the Dutch coast. The new officials will be handling the export controls necessitated by Brexit, as the number of export customs declarations are expected to increase by about a third, and are to minimise the effects of Brexit felt by companies trading with the UK. The recruitment effort seems to have been made public in response to concerns voiced by an organisation representing businesses in the Rotterdam port area. A remaining concern admitted by the Dutch government is the necessity to train all new officials, an issue which may be addressed by implementing a short-track training programme.


  • 16 February 2018: volkskrant.nl
  • 16 February 2018: Nu.nl


Eurofound (2018), Tax and Customs Administration, Business expansion in Netherlands, factsheet number 93453, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93453.