How do I apply for a BTI?

You need an EORI number

It is obligatory to enter the EORI number in the application. EORI is an EU-wide system for the registration and identification of economic operators. In Finland, Customs grants EORI numbers to companies.

More information on the EORI number and how to apply


Due to its binding nature, only a person authorised to sign for the applicant company can apply for binding tariff information. If that person does not apply for binding tariff information personally, they can authorise for example an employee or a representative of the company to see to the application. The authorisation takes place in the “” government portal. You can grant another person or company the authorisation, i.e. the right, to transact on behalf of your company.

When you authorise another person or company you should note that, in addition to the binding tariff information, the given authorisation covers all permit-related transactions with Customs as concerns both EU authorisation service and the Authorisation Service of Finnish Customs.

Binding tariff information comprises a decision, not a permit. The related authorisations granted through the “” government portal are meant for browsing, preparing and applying for customs activity permits. 

See closer instructions for identification at How to identify yourself and grant authorisations

Here is how you log in and identify yourself in the BTI service

When you log into the BTI service, the software will take you automatically to the “” service portal. When you identify yourself, you will be automatically transferred to the EU authentication portal. From there, you can access the eBTI service by clicking the “BTI” link on the left.  

The system supports the following browsers: Google Chrome (version 60+) and Mozilla Firefox (version 45+).

See detailed instructions: Identification in the EU authentication service

Read more

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

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