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Presentation notification (FI332) and arrival notification and presentation (IE347)

The submitter of the entry summary declaration or temporary storage declaration or their representative is responsible for the presentation of the goods. The notifications are submitted via message exchange or via the Customs Clearance Service.

  • The notification is to be submitted via the Arrival and exit declaration service (AREX) or as a message (IE347) if the previous declaration is an entry summary declaration (IE315) submitted to the same system.
  • The notification is to be submitted via the the Customs Clearance Service  or as a message (FI332) if the previous declaration is a temporary storage declaration (FI337) or an entry summary declaration submitted to the Commission’s system.

Goods arriving by air, sea or rail are presented electronically, using a presentation notification or an arrival notification and presentation. Goods arriving by road are presented to Customs at the border customs office by presenting the transport documents and the MRN of the entry summary declaration.

Customs may decide that the presented goods are to be inspected. On the basis of the inspection, Customs will either allow or prohibit the entry of the goods into the territory of the Union.

After presentation, the goods unloaded from the means of transport have the status of goods in temporary storage. The goods can only be declared for a customs procedure after presentation.

Presenting Union goods

Union goods brought into the customs territory are released from customs supervision after they have been presented to Customs. If the Union status of the goods cannot be proved when they are presented, the goods will be treated as non-Union goods and they are in temporary storage.

If proof of Union status is acquired for goods from the Proof of Union Status system (PoUS) of the Commission, the goods must be presented with their own manifest presentation upon arrival.

If all the goods in the house level transport document are Union goods, the goods must be presented at the transport document level.

Unloading permission for maritime, road and rail transports

When a means of transport arrives from a third country, an electronic arrival notification is required for unloading the cargo. If the trader so wishes, the arrival notification for the means of transport and the presentation notification for the cargo to be unloaded can be combined. In this case, the combined notification must be submitted prior to unloading the cargo. The registration notification concerning the arrival notification and presentation also serves as an unloading permission by Customs.

Unloading permission for air transport

The goods can be unloaded when an arrival notification has been submitted for them with a message to the Commission’s ICS2 system or in the Commission’s CS2 service (STI-STP).

Unloading permission for goods arriving from a Union country

When a means of transport arrives from a Union country, the goods can be unloaded from the means of transport even if a temporary storage declaration has not yet been submitted or the goods are yet to be presented to Customs.

Points to consider

The airline operating the aircraft is responsible for submitting a presentation notification. If the aircraft has several flight numbers, those airlines can submit their own notifications.

1. Goods arriving directly from outside the EU

When a flight arrives directly from outside the EU, an arrival notification (AN) is submitted for the goods with a message to the Commission’s ICS2 system or in the Commission’s CS2 service (STI-STP).

The presentation notification (FI332) is submitted to Finland via the Customs Clearance Service or via message exchange. The presentation notification is submitted by providing the reference number (MRN) of the entry summary declaration and the reference of the house level transport document for the goods to be presented.

When the goods are presented for unloading into a temporary storage facility

When the goods are presented for unloading into a temporary storage facility, the presentation notification must contain the identifier of the temporary storage facility (in the format FI1234567-800101) into which the goods will be unloaded. The goods are entered into the temporary storage records. The unloading report is only submitted when discrepancies are found between the unloaded and the declared goods. The following must be entered in the temporary storage records: the MRN of the entry summary declaration and the related reference number of the house level transport document as well as the goods item number.

When the goods are not unloaded into a temporary storage facility

When the goods are not unloaded into a temporary storage facility, an additional information code must be provided in the presentation notification: FISSL – Direct transhipment, FIOSP – Location designated by Customs or FIHPL – Location approved by Customs.

Presenting postal consignments

At the place of entry, the airline presents the receptacles for postal items, e.g. postbags. In addition to this, the postal operator in the country of destination submits a presentation notification for the postal consignments when they arrive.

Presenting Union goods arriving via a third country

Union goods that are transported to Finland via a third country can be declared as Union goods in conjunction with their presentation. In the presentation notification (FI332), the additional information code “FIPOU” should be provided for the presentation item.

2. Goods arriving from another Union country

When goods arrive from another Union country, a presentation notification (FI332) must be submitted for all undeclared goods to be unloaded from the aircraft that have been entered in the temporary storage declaration. The notification is submitted in the Customs Clearance Service or via message exchange.

If an electronic air waybill is used as a transit declaration (ETD), a temporary storage declaration and a presentation notification are only submitted for goods with T1 or T2F status.

The presentation notification can be used for presenting goods to be unloaded into a temporary storage facility. If the goods are not unloaded into a temporary storage facility, an additional information code must be provided in the declaration depending on what is to be done to the goods: direct transhipment (FISSL), location designated by Customs (FIOSP) or location approved by Customs (FIHPL). 

If the goods are declared for unloading into a temporary storage facility, the presentation notification must contain the warehouse ID (in the new format FI1234567-800001) of the temporary storage facility into which the goods will be unloaded. The goods are entered in the temporary storage records. If there are discrepancies between the unloaded goods and the declared details, a separate unloading report must be submitted. The following must be entered in the temporary storage records: the MRN of the temporary storage declaration and the related house level transport document number as well as the goods item number.

When the goods are placed under a customs procedure after the temporary storage, the following must be referred to in the subsequent customs declaration: the MRN of the temporary storage declaration, the house level transport document number and the related goods item number. As regards split consignments, it should be noted that each split consignment has its own MRN, house level transport document number and goods item number, which are to be referred to in the subsequent customs declaration.

If the goods are not unloaded into a temporary storage facility, an additional information code must be provided in the presentation notification: direct transhipment (FISSL), location designated by Customs (FIOSP) or location approved by Customs (FIHPL). In the customs declaration, the following must be provided as previous document: the MRN of the temporary storage declaration, the house level transport document number and the goods item numbers.


The shipping company operating the vessel is responsible for submitting a presentation notification / an arrival notification and presentation (FI332, IE347). In case of vessels with shared cargo space, the traders can themselves submit their own declarations (FI332, IE347).

Vessels arriving directly from a port outside the EU

When the goods arrive directly from a port outside the EU, an arrival notification and presentation (IE347) must be submitted. However, it is possible before that to submit an optional arrival notification (IE3470). The declarations are submitted to the Arrival and exit declaration service (AREX).

An approved arrival notification (IE3470) or arrival notification and presentation (IE347) is an unloading permit for the vessel.

  • An optional arrival notification (IE3470) may be submitted for the goods.
    • An arrival notification is generally used when only part of the goods, or no goods, are unloaded at the first point of entry. However, an arrival notification and presentation (IE347) must be provided for the goods to be unloaded at the first point of entry.
    • The arrival notification (IE3470) cannot be submitted before the vessel arrives at the port area, but it must be submitted within half an hour from the mooring of the vessel to the dock. 
    • No arrival notification and presentation has to be submitted for goods that remain on the vessel.
  • The arrival of the vessel can also be declared directly with the arrival notification and presentation (IE347).
    • In that case, all goods (including goods that are not unloaded) must be declared with the arrival notification and presentation (IE347). 
    • The arrival notification and presentation must be submitted no later than 12 noon the following day.
    • Goods remaining in the vessel are declared with their own presentation notification, providing the next customs office of entry.
    • Goods to be presented are declared separately for each storage facility.
    • Goods to be cleared through customs immediately are declared with their own declaration (not to be loaded into storage).

In the arrival notification and presentation (IE347), the goods are declared:

  • for unloading into a temporary storage facility
  • for immediate clearance (no goods to be unloaded into a temporary storage facility)
  • not to be unloaded, for goods that will not be unloaded from the vessel

When the goods are declared for unloading into a temporary storage facility, the arrival notification and presentation (IE347) must contain the identifier of the temporary storage facility (R number) into which the goods will be unloaded. The goods are entered into the temporary storage records and a separate unloading report (IE044) is submitted for them. The MRN and the related goods item number of the entry summary declaration must be entered in the temporary storage records separately for each consignment.

When the goods are assigned a customs-approved treatment or use after the temporary storage, the MRN and the related goods item number of the entry summary declaration must be referred to in the subsequent customs declaration.

If the goods are to be cleared immediately, after they have been presented to Customs, the warehouse ID (R number) of the temporary storage facility is not provided in the arrival notification and presentation (IE347) nor are the goods to be entered into the records of this temporary storage facility. The MRN and the goods item numbers of the entry summary declaration are entered as previous procedure in the customs declaration.

When goods are not loaded from the vessel and the vessel continues on to the next port in the EU, no exit notifications are submitted.

Goods arriving from a port in another Union country

Declarations are submitted in the Customs Clearance Service or via message exchange.

When the goods arrive with a non-regular shipping service:

Uncleared goods

  • A temporary storage declaration (IE337) and presentation notification (FI332) is only submitted for goods that will be unloaded at this port.
  • The declaration can also be submitted as a combined temporary storage declaration and presentation notification (FI335) when the goods have arrived.

Union goods

  • When proof of Union status is acquired for goods from the Proof of Union Status system (PoUS) of the Commission, the goods must be presented separately with their own manifest presentation upon arrival.
    • 1 March–24 May 2024: submit the manifest presentation in the Commission’s PoUS system.
    • Starting on 25 May 2024: submit the manifest presentation in the Customs Clearance Service or with a message (FI332).
  • If proof of Union status is not acquired from the Proof of Union Status system, a temporary storage declaration and an arrival notification must also be submitted for Union goods.

When the goods arrive with a regular shipping service approved by Customs:

  • A temporary storage declaration and presentation notification (FI332) is only submitted if an electronic consignment note is used as a transit declaration (ETD).
    • Goods with T1 or T2F status that are unloaded at this port are declared with a temporary storage declaration. 
    • In other cases, submitting temporary storage declaration for regular shipping services approved by Customs is not required. Undeclared goods arrive under the transit procedure, and the procedure is discharged normally.
  • The transport company declares the goods for unloading from the ship at this port with a temporary storage declaration (FI335, FI337).
    • No declarations are submitted for empty containers in EU internal traffic.
    • No declarations are submitted during the port call for goods that remain on the ship.

If the goods are declared for unloading into a temporary storage facility, the presentation notification (FI332) must contain the warehouse ID (in the new format FI1234567-800x0x) of the temporary storage facility into which the goods will be unloaded.

When the goods are assigned a customs-approved treatment or use after the temporary storage, the MRN, the related house level transport document number and goods item number of the temporary storage declaration must be referred to in the subsequent customs declaration.