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Transactions with Customs
There are no quantitative restrictions on alcohol released for consumption (i.e. taxes have been paid).
Tax-free import allowances on alcohol bought from a tax-free shop are 1 litre of strong alcoholic beverages (over 22%) or 2 litres of other alcoholic beverages (max 22 %), 4 litres of still wine and 2 litres of beer.
Read more: Bringing alcohol from your trip
You are allowed to bring in two litres of beer free of tax from or to the Åland Islands. Otherwise, the same quantity limitations that apply to imports from outside the EU also apply to imports from Åland, as well as from the Canary Islands.
Read more: Bringing back alcohol
When doing business with Customs you can pay customs duties, taxes and guarantees with these means of payment:
- Visa Debit/Credit
- Visa Electron
- Mastercard Debit/Credit
- Maestro and
- V Pay.
Observe that when using the Import Declaration Service, the import taxes can only be paid directly from your bank account. Credit card functions cannot be used.
Transport and warehousing
Import Declaration Service
Send the application for a revised decision to the Customs registry office by e-mail to kirjaamo(at)tulli.fi or by post to Finnish Customs, Applications for a revised import decision, P.O. Box 512, 00100 Helsinki.
You can apply using the following customs forms:
- customs form 643s or 643r (application for repayment/remission of customs duty, in Finnish or Swedish)
- 99s or 99r (Amendment notification leading to post-clearance recovery, in Finnish or Swedish. You can also apply for repayment using this form)
a free-form application containing the required or similar details as well as any other necessary information.