Centralised clearance

In centralised clearance, the declarant can lodge at a customs office responsible for the place where such person is established, a customs declaration for goods which are presented to customs at a customs office of another EU Member State. The authorisation requires AEOC status.

Centralised clearance for import will be applicable in full when the electronic systems required by the customs legislation reform are introduced throughout the EU. In Finland, this will happen in 2025. Until then, the principles for SASP (Single Authorisation for Simplified Procedure) are followed regarding import clearances subject to authorisation and involving more than one EU Member State.