In the Newsroom, you’ll find Finnish Customs’ press releases and customer notices, topical information published in social media, newsletters, customs information bulletins (THT) (in Finnish and Swedish), as well as statistical publications and reviews regarding foreign trade statistics.
Media enquiries concerning foreign trade statistics
Director of Communications Mika Parkkonen
Manager of Communications Piia Kaijanto
Customs’ role in the events of 1918
Also this year we publish articles (in Finnish) under the topic “Customs a Hundred Years Ago”. The articles are distributed to the media as press releases. Now we recount the varied and tragic events of 1918. Even though Customs did not play that central of a role in these events, the agency was at the core of the government. When governance was fought over, Customs was swept along into the crisis.
The authorities are introducing new actions to prevent dangerous animal diseases, including African swine fever, from spreading to Finland. The first Finnish customs dog that sniffs out foodstuffs started at the Vaalimaa border crossing on 14 June. The dog searches unauthorised foods of animal origin that travellers may have with them. New large information boards, guides and posters have been placed at the Vaalimaa border crossing, as well as food waste containers where passengers may leave foods of animal origin.
Customs on social media
Publications and brochures
Always mention Customs as the source when using videos and photos.