Authorisation request

If you don’t have a written authorisation granted by the Customs Authorisation Centre but you are applying for the required authorisation with a customs declaration, fill in the required details under “Authorisation request”. The fields will be displayed based on the customs procedure you have chosen. 
On the page “Authorisation request for special procedure”, the notification text “The customs procedure you have selected requires an authorisation. If you do not have an authorisation that Customs has granted in advance, apply for it with a customs declaration. All required details of the authorisation will be provided in the customs declaration under ‘Authorisation request.’ Customs processes the authorisation request simultaneously with the customs declaration.”

Customs office(s) of discharge

Provide the customs office where the inward processing procedure is going to be discharged. You can provide several customs offices of discharge.

Select the code for the customs office of discharge from the drop-down menu by typing the beginning of the office name or code in the field or by using the search function, which will open a drop-down list. 

You can add another customs office of discharge by clicking on “+Add customs office”. You can remove a selected customs office by clicking on “Remove selected”.

Rate of yield (value and unit)

Provide the estimated rate of yield e.g. in per cent or kilograms. Provide, for example, the quantity of processed products obtained from the goods placed under the procedure. 

Example: A car is imported for repair, and the motor is repaired. After repair, the car exits the territory of the EU, and no parts of the car are left in the territory of the EU. In that case, the rate of yield is 100%.

Details of planned activities

Specify the activities for which the goods are placed under the inward processing procedure. Goods can be imported e.g. for repair or manufacture. 

Method for calculation of the amount of import duty

The applicant for the authorisation must select the article to be primarily applied when calculating the customs debt on import that may be incurred. From the drop-down menu, select the appropriate article:

  • ”FID85 – The import duty is calculated based on Article 85 of the UCC, on the basis of the goods released for free circulation”
  • ”FID86 – The import duty is calculated based on Article 86(3) of the UCC, on the basis of the goods placed under inward processing”.

Economic conditions

From the drop-down menu, select the economic condition code that best describes the planned processing operations, e.g. “2 – repair”. 

Details of the goods and of their identification

Provide here the required details of the goods and of their identification. Read the detailed guidance below. 

Processed products

Provide the 10-digit commodity code of the products obtained from the processing, repair or manufacture. You can check the commodity code in the commodity code service Fintaric. When the goods arrive for repair, the commodity code is the same as for the goods placed under the procedure.

In addition to the commodity code, provide the common trade name used to identify the goods. A generic term is not sufficient. For example, “clothes” is not a sufficient description – you have to specify what kind of clothes they are, such as “t-shirts of cotton”. The description “spare parts” is not sufficient either – you have to specify what kind of spare parts they are, e.g. “car windshield” or “fanbelt”.

Identification of goods

You can provide several details for identification of the goods. From the drop-down menu, select the identification method.

The inward processing procedure requires records to be kept. Always provide “7” – Other means of identification (provide an explanation on the means of identification to be used) As identification, enter “records” and the address where the records are stored.

If you are declaring e.g. a car, you can also provide another identification method, the code “1 – Serial or manufacturer number” and enter the serial number or manufacturer’s number as identification. 

Additional information for identification of goods

Here you can provide other information needed for identification of the goods. For example, you can provide details that were too long for their data fields.

More information about the procedure 

Provide here the required additional information about the customs procedure Read the detailed guidance below.

Place(s) of processing or use

Provide the address details of all known places of processing. If all the details don’t fit in the field, provide them under “More information about special procedure”.

First place of use or processing

Provide the first place of use or processing if the applicant for the authorisation is established outside the EU.

More information about special procedure

You can provide more information about the declaration, such as more detailed information about the processing operations or the grounds for the proposed time limit.

Time limits

Provide a sufficient time limit for the processing operation in whole months. For example, in the case of a six-month time limit, enter “6”. Please note that the various customs procedures have different maximum time limits. Check the maximum time limits for the special procedures on the Finnish Customs website.