Export Declaration Service
You can submit export and re-export declarations in the Export Declaration Service. An electronic export declaration must be submitted to Customs for all goods exported from the EU, but for a few exceptions. The most common exceptions are
- postal parcels with a maximum value of 1 000 euros
- personal goods carried by passengers
A declaration can be made either as an identified or as an unidentified user.
An Identified user can view and print out the Export Accompanying Document (EAD) and the decision on release, save a declaration as a draft and choose a previous declaration as a template for a new one. A decision on release with certification of exit can also be printed out from the system after the exit has been confirmed. An identified user doesn’t need to visit the customs office.
An unidentified user always needs to visit a customs office. When the declaration has been saved in the Export Declaration Service it receives a declaration-specific reference number. The reference number and the goods must be presented at the customs office. Customs releases the goods for the export procedure and prints out the Export Accompanying Document (EAD) and the decision on release for the customer. If the exporter wants to, they can retrieve the decision on release with certification of exit from any customs office in Finland that offers customer service, after the exit has been confirmed.
You can ask for practical help in
- customs clearance
- submitting an export declaration or transit declaration
- using the Import Declaration Service for private persons
- using the Customs Clearance Service (when you declare, for example, animals or removal goods).