What is export?

Export means sending union goods outside the EU territory. All goods exported must be placed under the export procedure by submitting an export declaration for them.

An export declaration also has to be submitted when goods are sent outside the EU fiscal territory, e.g. to the Canary Islands, and when goods are exported from the Åland Islands anywhere except mainland Finland.

A statistical declaration must be submitted on EU internal trade (Intrastat)

If goods are exported from Finland to another Member State within EU’s customs and fiscal territory it is a case if internal trade, and no export declaration has to be submitted to Customs. For the purpose of foreign trade statistics, however, Intrastat declarations have to be submitted for the goods if the annual value of the exports exceeds a certain threshold.

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