Binding tariff information (BTI)

Binding tariff information (BTI) is an electronically provided written decision on the commodity code applied to goods.

Binding tariff information can only be requested for import or export transactions actually planned regarding import from outside the EU or export outside the EU. Here, import and export also refer to special procedures.


Apply for binding tariff information electronically in the BTI service, where Customs also delivers the decision regarding you application. The application must be done in Finnish or Swedish. 

If there is a service interruption in the BTI service, you can apply for binding tariff information with a paper application form

Valid for three years in the entire EU

The binding tariff information is valid from the day it is issued and cannot be used in an import or export transaction that has already taken place or where customs formalities have not yet been fully completed.

The binding tariff information is valid for three years (decisions granted before 1 may 2016, valid for six years) but its validity can end before that time, for example due to changes in legislation. The decision is free of charge and is valid everywhere in the EU. The decision is binding both for customs authorities and for the holder. The holder must enter document code C626 and the reference number of the decision in the customs declaration with which the goods mentioned in the decision are placed under a customs procedure.

Read more

  • EBTI database (decisions on binding tariff information by Member States)

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