Temporary storage declaration or a combined temporary storage declaration and presentation notification (FI337, FI335)

When undeclared goods arrive in Finland by sea or air directly from another Union country, Switzerland or Norway, a temporary storage declaration must be lodged for the goods. The declaration is used, for example, to ensure that all imported goods are assigned a customs-approved treatment or use within the prescribed time. The transport company is responsible for lodging the declaration and can have a representative lodge the declaration.

Points to consider

No temporary storage declaration needs to be submitted when goods arrive by road from EU countries.


Entry declarations and notifications for goods in maritime traffic can be submitted by shipping companies, operators, ship owners, temporary storage operators and forwarding agencies.

When the goods are imported by sea, the shipping company which has drafted the bill of lading (B/L) is responsible for submitting the temporary storage declaration, and the shipping company operating the vessel is responsible for submitting the presentation notification.

If the vessel does not have an authorisation, approved by Customs, for regular shipping services, a temporary storage declaration has to be submitted for goods arriving on board a vessel from an EU port and unloaded in a Finnish port. The Union status of goods can also be declared using a temporary storage declaration.

A temporary storage declaration is also submitted for undeclared goods (T1 status) that are transited using an electronic transport document (ETD) and imported on board a regular shipping service vessel. No notifications are submitted during the port call for goods that remain on the ship. If undeclared goods arrive under the T1 transit procedure, no temporary storage declaration is submitted.

A temporary storage declaration is submitted for all goods arriving on a non-regular shipping service vessel. 

When the vessel has arrived directly from a third country, an entry summary declaration (IE315) is submitted at the first port within the Union. If the vessel continues to another  port in Finland, a temporary storage declaration (FI335 or FI337) is submitted for the goods to be unloaded at the following ports.  The additional information code “FIPDR - MRN of the previous entry summary declaration” should be provided in the temporary storage declaration, as well as the MRN and goods item number of the entry summary declaration as a description for the code.


Entry declarations for goods carried by air can be submitted e.g. by airlines, their representatives, temporary storage operators and forwarding agencies.

The airline is responsible for submitting the temporary storage declaration.

A temporary storage declaration is to be submitted for undeclared goods (T1) that will be unloaded at the customs office of entry. No declaration is submitted for Union goods.

  • The number of the AWB must be entered as the transport document using the additional information code N740 in both the declaration header details and in the declaration header details of the transport document.
  • In the case of consolidated consignments, the transport document type code N74 and the number of the master air waybill (MAWB) must be entered in the transport information in the declaration header details and, in the declaration header details of the transport document, the number of the house air waybill (HAWB) must be entered using the transport document code N703.
  • In addition to the transport document, the Unique Consignment Reference number (UCR) may also be provided, if in use (WCO (ISO 15459) codes or equivalent).

If goods which are not to be unloaded in Finland, have been loaded onto an aircraft at another airport within the EU and the aircraft continues its journey outside the Union, then no declaration has to be submitted in Finland.


No temporary storage declaration needs to be submitted when goods arrive by rail from EU countries.