Origin and confirmation of Union status

Authorisation for the status of authorised issuer (ACP)

Goods located within the customs territory of the Union are, as a rule, considered to be Union goods, but in particular situations the Union status of the goods must be proved. If a business has the authorisation for the status of authorised issuer, it can independently prove the Union status of the goods by issuing a T2L or T2LF document, an invoice, a transport document or a goods manifest without needing to request endorsement or registration of proofs from Customs. Paper-based proofs can be used to prove the Union status of goods until the EU-wide electronic system (PoUS) is introduced.

Authorisation for the status of authorised issuer is applied for online in the Authorisation and Decisions Service via the main page for Customs’ online services.

If you are unable to log into the Authorisation and Decisions Service, contact the Customs Information Service.

Authorisation to establish regular shipping services (RSS)

In regular shipping service, Union goods can be moved between ports within the customs territory of the Union and temporarily out of that territory without alteration of the customs status of Union goods. In regular shipping service, the status of non-Union goods must be proven. Shipping companies can apply for the RSS authorisation, which states the names of the vessels assigned to the regular shipping service, the ports of call and the routes.

Apply for the authorisation to establish regular shipping services via the CDS-system. In the application, use the customs office code FI904006.

Approved exporter authorisation

A business established in the customs territory of the Union can apply for the status of approved exporter as referred to in the preferential rules of origin. If a business has the approved exporter authorisation, it can independently make out standardised invoice declarations or declarations of origin regardless of the value of the originating products contained in the consignment. A holder of the approved exporter authorisation also has the right to confirm A.TR. movement certificates with its special stamp.

Approved exporter authorisation is applied for online in the Authorisation and Decisions Service via the main page for Customs’ online services.

If you are unable to log into the Authorisation and Decisions Service, contact the Customs Information Service.

Registered exporter

The Registered Exporter System (REX) is used for registering exporters authorised to certify the origin of the goods. To REX, registered exporters can submit declarations of preferential origin according to the GSP system of the Union. Declarations can be submitted by exporters established in the customs territory of the Union and by exporters in the beneficiary countries.

You can apply for registered exporter status electronically in the REX service. Suomi.fi identification and authorisations are used in the REX service, and you can log in to the service via the EU Trade Portal.