Function Case Situation in 2017 Changes in stages 2017 - 2020
Authorisations Authorisations granted before the 1 May 2016 Procedures and conditions for authorisations in accordance with the union customs code (UCC) are applied on authorisations granted before 1 May 2016. Authorisations granted before 1 May 2016 are in force in accordance with the time limit, or until Customs has reassessed them and made a new authorisation decision, however, no longer than until 1 May 2019. Customs contacts the authorisation holders in connection with the reassessment.

New Customs authorisations

Application forms renewed in 2016-2017 are used to apply for authorisations in accordance with the UCC, and then sent to Customs. Authorisations in accordance with the UCC and which are only valid in Finland, can be applied for via the national electronic system in 2018 at the earliest.
Authorisations Authorisations valid in more than one EU Member State  A new EU-wide electronic authorisation system – Customs decisions (CD), was introduced on 2 October 2017. Authorisations involving more than one Member State are applied for via the Customs Decision system. Most of the authorisations granted by Customs are still applied for with a form from the Customs Authorisation Centre. The application process regarding the authorisations for AEO and comprehensive guarantee will, for example, not change. Read more in our customer bulletin Tullin tiedote (in Finnish and Swedish) The use of the customer portal will be extended to include other Customs decisions, such as decisions on binding tariff information.


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