Confirmation of exit

The goods have been delivered to a vessel in Finland

The goods and the accompanying document are to be presented on board the vessel to the consignee of the goods, who signs the accompanying document as proof of receiving the goods. The proof is saved by the supplier in their own records.

The Tax Administration and Customs’ post-clearance audit confirm the accompanying document, signed by the consignee when receiving the goods, as proof of the exit of the goods. Upon request, the supplier can for their accounts, also receive a separate confirmed decision on release with confirmation of exit by presenting the accompanying document signed by the consignee to Customs at any customs office in Finland. Electronic confirmations of exit can also be given for vessel and aircraft supplies.

A holder of an authorisation for simplified procedure must for their accounts enclose the receipt endorsed by the ship’s representative.

The goods have been delivered to a vessel in another Union country

If the vessel is located at a port of another Union country a message declarant and an identified online declarant automatically receives a decision on release with confirmation of exit when the export accompanying document is presented to Customs in the Union country in question. An unidentified online declarant does not automatically receive a decision on release with confirmation of exit; if needed, it can be requested from any customs office in Finland. 

A ship supply declaration of another Union country and confirmation of exit

Vessel and aircraft supplies from other Union countries to a vessel located in Finland, must have a loading permit from Finnish Customs before the goods are loaded on board the vessel. Loading permission is requested by, for example, presenting the accompanying document (EAD), the MRN list or other document accepted by Customs. If these documents cannot be presented, the ship supply declaration must be submitted in Finland before the goods are delivered to the vessel.

If there is no customs authority present or no open customs office at the place of loading, the loading permission can be requested from another customs office on the transport route in Finland or by email.

Loading permission request by email:

The export EAD accompanying documents or the MRN list is sent to the Electronic Service Centre, spake.vienti(at) The email heading should read ‘Request for loading permit’. Customs only sends a separate reply to the request for loading permit if there is something that is out of the ordinary.

Confirming the exit if the loading permission has been granted by email:

The documents signed by the consignee are sent to the email address spake.vienti(at) and an exit confirmation is requested for the vessel and aircraft supplies. The email heading should read ‘Request for exit confirmation’. The Electronic Service Centre confirms the exit.

The fallback procedure or authorisation for an exceptional procedure

If there is a disruption in Customs' or the customer's system and no electronic ship supply declaration can be submitted, then the instructions regarding the export fallback procedure is followed.

Permission to deviate from the above mentioned instructions in exceptional circumstances is given by Etp.alustoimitukset(at) (during office hours 8 am to 4.15 pm.) and ETP.johtokeskus(at) (outside office hours).


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