Please see below for a summary of payment terms in Netherlands and the various industries across which payment term legislation appears. You can also download a summary of all Dutch payment terms by clicking the button below.
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Law of 13 December 2012 amending Book 6 of the Civil Code, specifically article 119a, enacts the EU Late Payment Directive (see European Union for details). Additionally, larger companies cannot apply a term of more than 60 days to small suppliers strictly. Any such term is annulled and 30 days automatically applied. In early 2021 the Dutch Cabinet shortened the maximum payment term for SMEs from 60 to 30 days, however this has not come into force yet through the Civil Code.