Changes to entry declarations and temporary storage declarations

Declarations for goods arriving from non-EU countries now

The following are submitted to the national AREX system of Finnish Customs:

  • entry summary declaration
  • in sea, air and railway traffic, combined arrival and presentation notification.

Regarding transports with shared cargo space, the arrival notification and the presentation notification are usually submitted as separate notifications. The entry summary declaration and the presentation notification together are regarded as a summary declaration for temporary storage. The details in a transit declaration submitted for goods arriving under the transit procedure are used as a summary declaration. The transit declaration can also be used for providing the safety and security data, which means that no separate entry summary declaration is required.

Changes to declarations for goods arriving from non-EU countries

Entry summary declarations submitted in advance before the arrival of the goods will be updated. Also, in the future they will be submitted to the EU system. In air traffic, declarations submitted before the goods are loaded onto the plane will be introduced. An arrival notification for arriving goods will be submitted to the EU system. A separate presentation notification for goods unloaded in Finland will be submitted to the Finnish Customs system.

New declarations will be introduced for each mode of transport in several phases. The declarations for postal traffic will be introduced in 2021, the declarations for air traffic in 2023 and the declarations for the other modes of transport in 2024.

In the new entry summary declaration, the mandatory safety and security data include details of the seller and the buyer, as well as the goods description and the commodity code at the level of at least six digits.

The declarations for goods arriving under the transit procedure will be updated in 2021–23 and the declaration of safety and security data in 2024–25.

Declarations for goods arriving from EU ports and airports now

For goods arriving by sea or air, the following will be submitted to the national AREX system of Finnish Customs:

  • summary declaration for temporary storage
  • presentation notification.

Movements of goods between temporary storage facilities are declared according to national guidelines.

Changes to declarations for goods arriving from EU ports and airports

For goods arriving by sea or air, the following will be submitted to the new customs clearance system of Finnish Customs from late 2021:

  • temporary storage declaration
  • presentation notification.

In the temporary storage declaration, both the goods description and the commodity code of the goods at the level of at least six digits must be provided.

Regarding movements between temporary storage facilities, electronic declarations will be introduced, and they will be submitted to the new customs clearance system of Finnish Customs from late 2021.

Proving the Union status of goods now

The Union status of goods worth no more than 15 000 euros can be proved using an invoice or transport document without confirmation by the customs office of departure. The document proving the Union status of goods worth more than 15 000 euros must be confirmed at the office of departure. The document can be declared with an entry summary declaration or a summary declaration to the AREX system. If the goods were received at a temporary storage facility as non-Union goods at a Finnish port of destination, the document proving the Union status of the goods can also be submitted to the temporary storage operator.

Changes to proving the Union status of goods

The Union status of goods worth no more than 15 000 euros can be proved using an invoice or transport document without confirmation by the customs office of departure. The Union status of other goods can be proven by submitting an electronic declaration to the Commission’s PoUS system. The deployment of the system is planned for 2024–2025. The MRN issued for the declaration in PoUS must be submitted to Customs with a presentation notification upon arrival in Finland.

                            

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