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Finnish Customs


Finnish Customs facilitates the trade in goods and ensures its correctness, levies taxes on goods efficiently, offers customer-oriented services and protects society, the environment and the citizens.

Customs is e.g. responsible for collecting customs duties, for customs control of import and export goods and of international traffic as well as other customs measures. Customs also compiles the international trade statistics and investigates customs offences.

For its main tasks, Customs has departments for foreign trade and taxation, enforcement, administration and for customs offices. The Customs Offices Department consists of seven customs offices with their subordinate branch offices. The customs offices are Sea Customs, Airport Customs and the offices of Vaalimaa, Nuijamaa, Imatra, Tornio and Mariehamn.

By law, Finnish Customs is responsible for the import control of, among other things, consumer goods and non-animal foods. At Finnish Customs, it is the Customs Laboratory that examines the compliance and safety of products.

Finnish Customs is part of the customs system of the European Union and a government agency supervised by the Ministry of Finance through management by results. Finnish Customs cooperates with the private business sector as well as with domestic and foreign authorities.

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