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Authorisation for the status of authorised weigher of bananas

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

The authorisation may be granted to a business that imports, transports, stores or handles fresh bananas, CN code 0809 9010. The company is entitled to weigh fresh bananas in their facilities without the presence of Customs.

The authorisation can be granted if:

  • the company has not committed any serious or repeated infringements of customs or tax legislation
  • the company has no serious economic crimes linked to their operation.

In addition to this, the company must have at their disposal appropriate weighing equipment and records approved by Customs.

Authorisations can be issued in Finnish or in Swedish.

Do the following

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

To whom and on what terms

The service is free of charge.


Processing time

Authorisation applications are processed within 120 days from when they are approved for processing. The 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: 1/13/2020