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Authorisation for deferment of payment and comprehensive guarantee in EU trade

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

A cash customer can apply for this authorisation in order to bring Union goods from other EU countries into the Åland Islands using the simplified declaration procedure. The authorisation can only be granted to businesses that regularly bring in goods. The authorisation is only used in the Åland Islands.

The guarantee is lodged only when requested by Customs in order to ensure payment.

Authorisations can be issued in Finnish or in Swedish.

Do the following

You can find instructions for applying for the authorisation on Customs’ website under “Authorisations”.

To whom and on what terms

The service is free of charge.


Processing time

The processing time for authorisation applications is 120 days from when they are approved for processing. An application can be approved for processing when it contains all the details needed to make a decision, i.e. the application is fully completed and accompanied with the necessary attachments.

Basic information

The service is provided byFinnish Customs
Responsible for the serviceFinnish Customs
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Finnish Customs
Updated: 2/11/2020