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Customs duty calculator – service outlines

  • The information and the results yielded by the calculator comprise an element of general information provided by the Customs Information Service, and does not constitute binding information.
  • The calculator does not enable the calculation of tax on excise products such as alcoholic beverages. Read more about excise taxation on the Tax Administration website.
  • When you use the calculator, you must select the region primarily based on the country where the goods originate. If you do not know the country of origin, you can select the region based on the country of dispatch. Customs duties are usually determined according to the country of origin, not the country of dispatch.
  • The calculator gives the amount of general customs duty to be paid. It does not observe any possible customs benefits which may be obtained when the prerequisites for preferential treatment are met and you present an acceptable account on those prerequisites being met.
  • Please note also that the calculator does not indicate possible anti-dumping duties, countervailing duties or additional duties. However, the calculator does observe the additional customs duties of 25 % and 10 % payable on goods ordered from the United States.
  • As the orderer of goods, you are responsible for finding out about any import restrictions the goods may be subject to. More information is available for example on the Customs website: Customs restrictions manual (in Finnish).
  • Value added tax on import must be paid when the total value of the goods in a consignment exceeds 22 euros. However, the VAT free value limit does not apply to tobacco products, alcohol, alcoholic beverages or perfumes.
  • The minimum amount of VAT levied is 5 euros. The limit does not concern alcoholic beverages or tobacco products sent to private individuals liable to VAT even if the amount of tax is under five euros.
  • Customs duty is collected on goods if the their total value exceeds 150 euros. This value limit does not apply to alcohol products, tobacco, tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, perfumes or eau de toilette products.
  • If an item is delivered to you from inside the EU customs territory, but from outside the EU tax territory, you usually have to pay VAT on it.
Currency exchange rates
Please note that the estimated amount of tax generated by the calculator may differ from the amount which you must actually pay when you clear your goods through Customs. The purchase price of the goods is always converted into euros based on the exchange rate valid on the date of customs clearance. Customs confirms the exchange rates once a month.

Upon request, Customs may issue a binding advance ruling, subject to charge, on the application of the Value Added Tax Act, the Act on Excise Duty and the Act on Fairway Dues. Binding information on tariff and provenance is usually free of charge.