Customs clearance

This page provides information necessary for smooth customs clearance – which authorities are providing customs clearance in border crossing points, how to determine customs status of goods, how to receive EORI number required for customs clearance or find a representative to help with customs clearance.

In addition, you can find information on providing a security and providers of surety accepted by the Estonian Tax and Customs Board and which warehouse to place goods to defer payment of taxes.

Customs legislation and the latest information on current topics in customs clearance (e.g. Brexit, customs clearance under coronavirus conditions etc.) are also gathered here.

Economic operator registration (EORI)

The Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number is a unique identification number used in the customs territory of the European Union and assigned to an economic operator or other person by a customs authority in order to register that person for customs purposes.

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Customs offices

Here you can find information on the customs offices carrying out customs clearance, their locations and opening hours, and the codes of customs offices used in information systems.

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Authorities at crossing points

Electronic border queue reservation for motor vehicles and contact details of authorities at border crossing points.

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Customs status

Customs status determines the taxation of goods, application of commercial policy measures and the completion of customs formalities, depending on whether they are Estonian or foreign goods. Estonian goods lose the customs status of Estonian goods when the goods are taken out of the customs territory. Change in the customs status of goods does not change the origin of goods.

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Customs agencies

On this website you will find explanations about the sense of representation and the possibilities of the use of a customs representative, as well as of the liability of a customs representative and authorising a customs representative. In addition, here are explanations for provision a service of a customs representative and receipt of a customs agent’s certificate.

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Customs declarations and applications

Customs declarations and applications

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Declaration of cash

If you enter or leave the European Union and you are carrying 10 000 euros or more in cash, you have to declare it to customs.

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Brexit

As of 1 January 2021, the transition period established in connection with the United Kingdom's (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU) will be over. This means that from 1 January 2021, trade in goods with the UK is subject to customs formalities.

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Trade in COVID-19 conditions

On this web page you will find information on temporary changes in the opening hours of customs customs offices and in customs clearance due to the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as recommendations for consignees and consignors. The information is updated on an ongoing basis.

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Last updated: 23.09.2021

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