Invalidation of an import declaration

An import declaration that has already been accepted can be invalidated. A simplified customs declaration can be invalidated after a decision on release, if no goods have been entered for release in the periodic customs declaration.

If a decision on release has already been made regarding the customs declaration, request invalidation with a message or by choosing Contact in the customs clearance service. If you don’t use message exchange or you can’t lodge an invalidation request in the customs clearance service, you can request invalidation with a form or with a free-form application by email or letter. Read more on How to write a claim for revision with an application

Invalidation of a customs declaration before a decision 

You can request that Customs invalidates an accepted declaration, if you by mistake have provided an incorrect customs procedure or if, due to particular circumstances, it is no longer justified to place the goods under the indicated procedure. You must enter the reason for the invalidation and the replacement declaration if you have submitted one. 

If you have lodged the customs declaration with a message in the new customs clearance system, request invalidation with an invalidation message. Customs will respond to the request with an invalidation notification or a rejection notification. If you have lodged the customs declaration in the customs clearance service, request invalidation in the same service. Go to the “Contact” section in the customs clearance service and choose invalidation as the reason for the contact. 

If you have lodged the declaration in the service – Import declarations for businesses – special procedures, you must apply for invalidation with a form. Send the form on invalidation of an import declaration (customs form 974s, in Finnish) to the address tulliselvitystuki(at)tulli.fi. If the invalidation is justified, an invalidation notification will be sent to you.

If Customs has notified that the goods will be subject to control, the invalidation request cannot be accepted yet. The invalidation request cannot be accepted until after the goods control.

Invalidation of a periodic customs declaration after the decision on release

If you have submitted a periodic customs declaration, but no loads have arrived for the period, you must send a request for invalidation of the declaration. Send the form on invalidation of an import declaration (Customs form 974s, in Finnish) to the address tulliselvitystuki@tulli.fi.

If the declaration was submitted with a SAD form to a customs office, send the form on invalidation of an import declaration (Customs form 974s, in Finnish) to the customs office.

Invalidation of a customs declaration after the customs clearance decision

Invalidation of a clearance decision is requested with an invalidation message. If you have submitted a replacement customs declaration, enter this information at the same time. Invalidation of a customs clearance decision can be done also in the customs declaration service. Go to the “Contact” section in the customs clearance service and choose invalidation as the reason for the contact. Enter the reason for the invalidation and indicate whether you have provided a replacement declaration. If the invalidation involves repayment of money, also enter a bank account number.

Invalidation should primarily be requested electronically. You can make the invalidation request with a form as well. Read more on How to write a claim for revision with an application. 

If you have made a new declaration, but you still haven’t received a decision on invalidation for a previous incorrect declaration, you must pay the import duties for both clearances by the due date.

The invalidation request must be sent to Customs within 90 days of the date of acceptance of the customs declaration.

Invalidation of declarations submitted in the service – Import declarations for businesses – special procedures

You can request invalidation of an incorrect customs clearance by sending an application for repayment or remission of customs duties (Customs form 643s, in Finnish). Enclose both customs clearance decisions as well as the document. Read more on How to write a claim for revision with an application.