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

In Finland, the new customs declaration for export and re-export will be submitted to the new customs clearance system of Finnish Customs; in the EU timetables the deployment is planned for 2021–23. 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 exit declarations will be submitted to the new customs clearance system of Finnish Customs, which will be introduced in accordance with the EU timetables at the same time for export and exit declarations by the end of 2023.

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.

                            

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