Inward processing 

The inward processing declaration is used on import when

  • goods are imported from outside the Union and placed under the inward processing procedure 
  • Union goods are imported across the tax border e.g. from Sweden to Åland or from the Canary Islands to Finland.

In some situations, you can also lodge the inward processing declaration retrospectively.

For general instructions on completing a declaration, see the section “General information about completing a declaration”.

The sections of the inward processing declaration

The inward processing declaration consists of three sections: “Parties”, “Declaration header” (details common to the whole declaration) and “Goods items” (goods item-specific details). If you are applying for an authorisation for the use of the inward processing procedure with the customs declaration, you will also have to fill in a fourth section, “Authorisation request”. 

Each section of the declaration is displayed separately in the service. You can move to the different sections of the declaration by clicking on the relevant button in the side navigation.