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Registered fairway due customer

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Fairway dues are levied on ships engaged in merchant shipping in Finnish territorial waters. Registered fairway due customers are given time for paying the fairway dues. The registered customer must pay the fairway dues to Customs’ bank account on the Friday of the seventh week following the week of issue of the decision on fairway dues.

Fairway dues may require a guarantee. When determining the guarantee, the following is considered: the operator’s reliability, the scope of the operations and the operator’s economic conditions for liability for the fairway dues.

Joint liability for representation for fairway dues requires a Customs authorisation for a jointly liable representative for fairway dues. You can find instructions for applying for the authorisation on Customs’ website under “Authorisations”.

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 60 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: 2/6/2020