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Registered exporter

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

The Registered Exporter system (the REX system) is used to register exporters that are entitled to make out a statement on origin. In the REX system, registered exporters can make out statements on origin providing entitlement to GSP preferential tariff treatment. Statements can be made out by exporters of the GSP beneficiary countries and the ones located in the customs territory of the Union.

To enable preferential customs treatment of EU-originating products in Canada and Japan, exporters must contact Customs and register in the REX database of the EU when the value of the sent products exceeds 6000 euros.

If a company based in the Union imports undeclared originating products from a GSP country and takes them to another EU Member State or to Norway or Switzerland for customs clearance, and the value of the originating products in the consignment exceeds 6000 euros, the company must register in the REX system. The registration also applies to exporters that export goods originating in the EU to GSP countries for processing.

No separate permit is granted, but Customs records the company data in the REX system.

Do the following

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

To whom and on what terms

The service is free of charge.


Processing time

Authorisation applications are processed without delay after 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: 5/21/2020