Information about Customs
Finnish Customs facilitates the trade in goods and ensures its correctness, offers customer-oriented services and protects society, the environment and the citizens.
Customs efficiently collects customs duties and similar charges, fairway dues and other taxes and charges levied on import goods. Customs also compiles the official foreign trade statistics on the imports, exports and trade balance of Finland.
As a government agency steered by the Ministry of Finance through performance management, Customs cooperates both with the private business sector and with domestic and foreign authorities. Customs has around 1 900 employees. Finnish Customs is a part of the customs system of the European Union.
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Our activities »
Finnish Customs is a part of the customs system of the European Union. Customs is an agency supervised by the Ministry of Finance through management by results.
Customs as a workplace »
There are around 1,900 professionals working for Customs. We carry out practical work such as customs enforcement and customs clearance, we levy taxes and develop legislation in Finland and the EU.
The Customs Laboratory »
The Customs Laboratory is an expert in control analytics. The laboratory functions as an authority laboratory and competence centre for many sectors, so the same resources are used efficiently for various tasks.
The Customs Museum »
The Customs Museum is located on Susisaari Island in Suomenlinna, in the Curtain Hamilton-Polheim building. The museum houses a permanent exhibition on the history of Finnish Customs and an annually changing exhibition on a specific theme.
Detector dogs »
Detector dogs work at nearly all customs offices in Finland at the external, internal and Schengen borders. Many dogs are located at the busiest border stations, at ports and at Helsinki-Vantaa airport.