Declaration header

Under “Declaration header”, provide the following details: trader reference, declaration type, additional declaration type, tax determination date, additional information and additional documents.

Basic information

Provide here the required basic information. Read the detailed guidance below.

Trader reference

As trader reference, provide a free-form reference that specifies the customs declaration. The reference can contain no more than 22 characters, and it can consist of numbers, letters or special characters.

Declaration type

The declaration type is filled in automatically based on your earlier choices. In tax border declarations, the declaration type is always “CO – Union goods in the context of trade between parts of the customs territory of the Union”. The declaration type can’t be changed. If the declaration type is incorrect, you’ll have to start lodging the declaration all over again.

Additional declaration type

The service automatically fills in the additional declaration type “A – Standard customs declaration”.

Tax determination date

Select the first day of the tax period, that is, the first day of the previous calendar month as the tax determination date. A declaration for a calendar month can’t be lodged during that same month.

Additional information

If needed, provide one or more than one header level additional information code under “Additional information”.

If you haven’t given your consent for electronic notice, there is the additional information code “FINCO – The customer does not consent to receiving electronic notifications” in the additional information at declaration header level.

However, if you wish to make changes to the consent, that is, if you nevertheless want to receive electronic notifications from Customs by email, edit the consent details in the user settings. For detailed guidance on making changes to the consent details, Settings – Customs instructions.

The service will automatically fill in the additional information codes ”FIPER” and “FIPDF”. This means that the service generates a PDF document in the prescribed form, and you can retrieve it later from the e-service. Don’t remove this information if you need e.g. a decision on release that you will present to the transport company or the warehouse keeper.

The service will also automatically fill in the additional information code “FIKIR – Reference to records for tax border purposes”. As its description, provide the reference number or some other detail based on which more information about the consignees can be found in the company’s records, if needed, e.g. a client list.

If you need to provide other additional information, you can add it by clicking on “+ Add information”. From the drop-down menu, select the code needed in the declaration. If needed, provide the description of the additional information code in the field “Description”.

If you have added an additional information code row by mistake, remove it by ticking the box next to the “Code” column and clicking on the button “Remove selected” above the rows.

Additional documents

You don’t need to provide a document in this declaration, unless Customs specifically asks for it. 
You can, if necessary, add documents by clicking on “+Add document”. If you have added a document row by mistake, remove it by ticking the box next to the “Type” column and clicking on the button “Remove selected” above the rows.