Changes to export declarations and exit stage declarations
Export declarations now
In Finland, export and re-export declarations are submitted to the export system. An Export Accompanying Document (EAD) that complies with the EU specifications has been printed out for the goods accepted for the export procedure and is to be presented at the place of exit. No separate declaration is submitted for goods that have been in temporary storage for no more than 14 days and that exit the EU directly from storage. If an export declaration or other customs declaration containing safety and security data is not required for goods taken out of the EU, an exit summary declaration is submitted for the goods to the AREX system of Customs.
Changes to export declarations
The export and re-export declarations with new data content will be deployed in Finland in spring 2024. The EAD will no longer be required nor specified in the legislation; presenting the MRN of the declaration at the office of exit is enough. According to the plan, this change will be introduced by the end of 2023. A new electronic re-export notification will be introduced in the EU for goods that have been in temporary storage for no more than 14 days and that exit the EU directly from storage. This notification as well as the exit summary declaration will be submitted to the new customs clearance system of Customs.
Exit stage declarations now
In Finland, the requirement is that the arrival of goods at the place of exit for sea, air or rail traffic is notified electronically to the export system of Customs and that an exit manifest presentation and an exit notification are submitted electronically for them to the AREX system of Customs no later than the next working day following the exit.
Changes to exit stage declaration
In the EU, the requirement will be that the arrival of goods at the place of exit for sea, air or rail traffic is notified electronically with a notification that is separate from the export declaration. The exit manifest presentation and the exit notification will be combined into one notification. All the new exit declarations will be introduced at the same time as the new export declarations in spring 2024.
Centralised clearance now
The exporter can have a SASP for centralised clearance, i.e. an authorisation to submit an export declaration to a Member State other than the one where the export goods are located when the declaration is submitted. Companies with AEOC status can apply for a centralised clearance authorisation, but the declaration information cannot yet be exchanged electronically between Member States.
Changes to centralised clearance
An AEOC can apply for a centralised clearance authorisation, if all the requirements set in the new customs legislation are met. The customs administrations of the Member States must have new declarations systems for the electronic exchange of information between authorities, and AEOCs must be able to submit and receive all declarations required in the new centralised clearance. According to the EU timetables, the changes will be implemented in stages in 2021–2023, in Finland in spring 2024.