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Message exchange

Message exchange between the company and Customs means electronic transfer of standard formatted data with EDI messages (Electronic Data Interchange). The messages are transmitted to Customs in XML format and to the older Customs systems in EDIFACT format.

The two alternatives of message exchange are:

  • message exchange via operators authorised by Customs or
  • direct message exchange via the Internet, without operators

EDIFACT messages can only be sent via an operator.

EDI declarants are companies, in which a representative has been chosen to submit the declarations via message exchange.
>> EDI declarants for imports (service only in Finnish)

EDI senders are companies, in which the company’s or their principal’s declarations are submitted using message exchange from the company’s data system via an operator to Customs.

The link on the side menu contains further information on message exchange
>> Direct message exchange

Message exchange with Customs is subject to authorisation. More information on the messages, applications, consultation and testing with Customs and message exchange can be found in the guides provided on the Finnish Customs website.

Message exchange is further developed in the IT system projects of Customs >> Read more