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Duty Free Shopping in Finland

According to homosociety, the following articles can be imported into Finland duty-free when entering from non-EU countries:

200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos (3 g each) or 250 g tobacco (people aged 18 and over);
1 l of spirits with an alcohol content of over 22% (people aged 20 and over) or 2 l alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content of no more than 22% (people aged 18 and over) and additional

4 l table wine (18+) and
16 l beer (18+);

Attention: The tobacco products must have a warning about the health risks, the tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide content and information that enables the identification and traceability of the product in Finnish and Swedish. If this information is missing, import tax must be paid for the imported goods. In spite of this, no more than 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 100 cigarillos (3 g each) and 250 g tobacco (people over 18 years of age) can be imported.

Import regulations

Travelers who bring meat and milk products into the EU from outside the European Union must register them. The regulation does not apply to the import of animal products from the EU countries as well as from Andorra, Norway and San Marino. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal penalties.

Prohibited imports

There is a general import ban on live poultry, meat and meat products from third countries (with the exception of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).

Alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content of more than 80% by volume may not be imported.

Import / export to the EU

The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers, provided that the goods are intended for personal use and not for resale. Upon request, travelers must be able to present plausible evidence that the goods are intended for personal use. In addition, the goods must not have been bought in duty-free shops. Proof of personal needs can be requested from travelers. Member States have the right to impose excise duties on spirits or tobacco products when these products are not intended for personal use.

The following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements:

Tobacco products must contain a warning of the health risks, an indication of the tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide content and information that enables the product to be identified and traced in Finnish and Swedish.
800 cigarettes (17+);
400 cigarillos (people aged 17+);
200 cigars (people 17+);
1 kg of tobacco (people aged 17 and over);

Without a health warning and an identification and tracing option, the following maximum import quantities for tobacco products apply:

200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 100 cigarillos (3 g each) and 250 g tobacco (people aged 18 and over);

20 liters of fortified wines with an alcohol content of max. 22% (e.g. port or sherry) (people over 18) and
90 liters of wine with a maximum alcohol content of 19% (people over 18), including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine with a maximum alcohol content of 15% and
110 liters of beer (people 18+);

Gifts / other goods up to a total value of € 430 (air and sea travel) or € 300 (travel by train / car); Children under 15 years of age generally € 175. Perfumes and eau de toilette: No restrictions if it can be demonstrated that the amount is for personal consumption.
Medicines: amount according to personal needs during the trip.
Other goods: The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers. However, gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel are excluded from this. Fuel may only be imported from an EC member state exempt from mineral oil tax if it is in the vehicle’s tank or in a reserve container carried with it. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve container will not be objected to (attention: reserve canisters may not be allowed on ferries).

If additional quantities of these goods are carried, z. B. a wedding an event with which a bulk purchase could be justified.
Note: There are, however, certain exceptions to the regulation of the unrestricted movement of goods. They particularly concern the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (For more information on taxes on motor vehicles, see the European Commission’s guide “Buying goods and services in the internal market”).

EU

Duty-free sales at airports and shipping ports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers who leave the EU can shop cheaply in the duty-free shop. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and the same travel allowance apply as when entering from non-EU countries.

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