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Decision on acceptance to the TIR system

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

The TIR transit procedure is subject to authorisation. Its purpose is to ensure uninterrupted movement of goods along the transport route under customs supervision. The procedure can be implemented in countries which are contracting parties of the TIR Convention.

The use of the TIR transit procedure requires Customs’ decision on acceptance to the TIR system. Finnish Transport and Logistics SKAL, who granted the TIR Carnet, functions as a guarantor for the TIR transit. A company does not need to provide a separate guarantee to Customs.

The authorisation can be 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

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: 2/6/2020