Import procedures

The most common customs procedure is release for free circulation

Release for free circulation is the most common and the simplest customs procedure for import. In this procedure, goods delivered from outside the EU are cleared into the EU (Finland) and released for consumption. Read more about release for free circulation

Special procedures for import

The so-called special procedures are other, more complex customs procedures for import. In inward processing, for example, goods are brought in from outside the EU to Finland for example for maintenance or repair. The goods will then be returned outside the EU.

In all special procedures, the goods are under customs supervision until the special procedure is discharged. Special procedures require an authorisation granted by Customs. Read more:

Goods can also be placed under a warehousing procedure or a transit procedure.

In the customs declaration, various procedure and additional procedure codes are used for indicating the procedure under which the goods are placed