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When is customs clearance required?

You usually need to clear your goods through Customs in situations where you import, order or receive goods to Finland from outside the EU. Customs clearance may also be required if you send or export goods outside the EU. The requirement of customs clearance also concerns Åland and the Canary Islands.

For more detailed instructions, go to websites ordering goods online, information for persons moving, travellers and receiving gifts.

The necessity of clearing goods through customs depends on from which country the goods are arriving and to which country they are going. Customs clearance is usually not needed when the goods are moving within the customs and fiscal territory of the EU.

Find out which countries are included in the customs and fiscal territory of the EU

Before your online purchase – find out whether you need to clear the consignment through customs