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Authorisation for entry of data in the declarant’s records

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Authorisation for entry of data in the declarant’s records enables goods to be placed under a customs procedure in the company’s own premises or other location as defined in the authorisation. The entry of data has the same legal effect as a decision on release granted by a Customs authority. Depending on the customs procedure, the placing of goods under customs procedure is completed by a complementary notice.

Prerequisites for the authorisation are that the company

  • is located in the EU area
  • has not committed repeated or serious infringements of the customs or tax legislation
  • has a sufficient management system for commercial and transport data
  • has practical competence or is professionally qualified.

The authorisation can be granted for the following customs procedures: release for free circulation, export and re-export, customs warehousing, temporary importation, specified purpose of use, inward processing and outward processing.

Authorisations are issued in Finnish or 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: 11/2/2021