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Authorisations involving more than one Member State

Authorisations involving more than one Member State are issued by Customs. The conditions for issuing this authorisation are the same as for the corresponding national authorisation.

The authorisation involving more than one Member State can be applied for regarding most procedures and simplifications subject to authorisation. An exception to this are the simplifications concerning the transit procedure, such as the authorisations for the status of authorised consignor and authorised consignee. These authorisations are issued only as national authorisations, i.e. in the Member State where the goods are dispatched or received under the transit procedure. The application process regarding the authorisations for AEO status will not change either.

The issuing of an authorisation involving more than one Member State requires, among other things, agreement by all the participating Member States and that a system is created for exchange of information between the holder of the authorisation and the Member States.

How to apply for the authorisation

The authorisations are applied for using the CDS-system maintained by the EU Commission by logging in via EU Trader Portal (TAXUD Authentication Portal)  that is common to all of EU’s customs administrations. identification and authorisations are used in these services.

 GO TO THE TAXUD AUTHENTICATION PORTAL identification and authorisation identification and authorisation is a service maintained by the Population Register Centre (VRK), and support for users of the service is provided by Public Service Info.

The following authentication methods are used in identification:

  • online banking codes
  • mobile certificate
  • certificate card

How are mandates granted and requested?
User instructions by page

User support: identification and authorisation: Public Service Info, tel. 0295 000,
Customs transactions: Finnish Customs, yritysneuvonta(at), tel. 0295 020 500

Read more: identification and mandates when applying for authorisations through the EU’s Trader

User instructions for the CDS-system

Log in to the CDS-system via the EU Trader Portal (TAXUD Authentication Portal). identification and authorisations are used in these services.


1. When logging in, select the following details (both as authorisation applicant and representative)

  • the domain of the application you request access to: Customs
  • country where you want to be authenticated: Finland
  • type of actor: Employee

I am acting on behalf of:

  • the following (natural/legal) person with
  • type of actor: select Economic Operator
  • type of ID: EORI
  • ID: enter the EORI-number of the company applying for the authorisation

Always select “directly” regardless of whether you are an employee of the applicant company or of a representative

Finally, give your consent to sharing information from the identification with the EU Trader Portal by ticking

“I give my consent to request my Identity Profile information and share it with UUM&DS and Customs EIS”.

2. Next, select authentication method.

3. Then, the identification service states which details about you are being transferred to the portal.

4. The “Log in” button of the authentication page takes you to the Customs Decisions System.

In the system, you can fill in and submit applications, and save drafts of applications that you wish to submit later. You can view your company’s applications and decisions as well as messages and notifications sent to the company.

When creating a new application, you should first select the type of application or decision and the customs authority to which it should be submitted. In Finland, the applications are always submitted to the Authorisation Centre, whose customs office code is FI904006.

The details of the applicant company are displayed on the screen based on the EORI-number that was previously entered. In addition, the details of a contact person must be entered. Besides applicant information, general information on the application should be provided, as well as any additional information required for the authorisation type.

The data content of the applications has not changed when compared to the applications introduced on 1 May 2016. 

Once the application has been submitted to the system, check the notifications to ensure that it has been succesfully received in the system. The application has been rejected if the system does not display the reference number given to applications when they are submitted. If this happens, the application must be submitted again. The reference number takes the form FIRSSFI002000-2017-1234ABC.

Any questions?

Yleisneuvontaa yritysasiakkaille

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