Friday February 26, 2021

Brexit to disrupt customs service at yearend

Published : 28 Dec 2020, 00:15

Updated : 28 Dec 2020, 09:50

  DF Report

Photo: Finnish Customs.

There will be service interruptions in all systems of Finnish Customs and the EU at the turn of the year due to the Brexit, said the Finnish Customs in a recent release.

The systems can’t be used during the interruptions.

A service interruption will take place in all the systems of Finnish Customs from midnight to 1:00 AM on 1 January 2021. The fallback procedure can be used during this time.

The EU-systems that will be unavailable include BTI service for binding tariff information from 9:00 PM on 30 December 2020 to 4:00 PM on 1 January 2021, eAEO service for authorised economic operators from 9:00 AM on 28 December to 4:00 PM on 1 January 2021, and The INF service for special procedures from 9:00 PM on 31 December 2020 to 4:00 PM on 1 January 2021.

People can use the CDS system for authorisations involving more than one member states but the application will be processed somewhat slower at Customs due to a system update on 29 December 2020 to 1 January 2021.