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Instructions for businesses

The information service for businesses provides, among other things, basic instructions regarding customs matters, special instructions on customs procedures as well as tax border instructions for the Åland Islands. You can also enquire about payments or pending authorisation applications.

E-services’ user support for businesses Customs offices that supervise warehouse operations Åland Islands tax border information service Intrastat instructions and statistics service

General instructions for businesses
Monday to Friday 8 am–4.15 pm


Åland Islands tax border information
Monday to Friday 9 am–3 pm

Trade between the Åland Islands and mainland Finland, advice concerning the ALA system and customs clearance

The online form Contact Customs Information will be unavailable for the time being. Read more: Upcoming changes to our customer services.

If you cannot access our services by phone, chat or chatbot, you can send your query to our registry office by post or email.  You can also submit your query to the nearest customs office with customer service for delivery to the registry office.

Instructions for businesses customers regarding special matters, authorisations, guarantees and initiating message declaration
Monday to Friday 8 am–4.15 pm

Payment transactions
Monday to Friday 9 am–4 pm

Questions regarding periodic filings and payments

Debt collection
Monday to Friday 9 am–4 pm

Requests for payment, payment arrangements and other matters related to debt collection

Other information services


Message exchange technical support, businesses
Monday to Friday 7 am–6 pm

Technical support, technical message follow-up and technical customer testing, responding to technical problems related to declaration messages

Consumer protection
Monday to Friday 8 am–4 pm

Consumer protection; assignments to take samples of imported goods; health and quality inspections of fruit and vegetables

National Sea Traffic Centre
Monday to Friday 8 am–4 pm
Transit follow-up
Monday to Friday 8 am–4 pm

Transit follow-up, monitoring the discharge of the transit procedure and related enquiries, matters involving supervision of unloading

Customs Authorisation Centre
PO Box 56, 90401 Oulu
Monday to Friday 8 am–4 pm

Only pending authorisation applications 

Requests to customers for statistical information on import and export customs declarations

[email protected] (imports)
[email protected] (exports)

Monday to Friday 8 am–4 pm

Guarantee types, guarantee categories, reference amount, guarantee requirement. Customs does not calculate reference and guarantee amounts before the application for guarantee authorisation has been lodged.

Customs’ training
P.O. Box 512, 00101 Helsinki
Monday to Friday 8 am–4 pm

Targeted training for Customs’ interest groups

Customer training

Check with the customs offices where you, for example, can order a customs clearance carnet.