Easily compare the best and cheapest shipping options to Finland through a variety of carriers using Secureship
Secureship provides safe and affordable shipping from Canada to Finland. in case you are an everyday shopper or a business,
you can easily save up to 50% on your international shipping costs by way of accessing our group buying power.
Shipments through Secureship come with full, easy to read tracking information to Finland
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While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is
important to consult a licensed broker in Finland before shipping any goods.
Types of Shipments
Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different
paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Here is a list of the most common types of shipments:
A private individual in Canada may ship a gift to a private individual in Finland exempt from duty and taxes up to a value of €45 (about $65 CAD).
The following conditions apply for a gift tax exemption:
There has been no payment for the gift
The shipment is for the personal use of the recipient or their family
TThe shipment is an occasional event
The amount and nature of the goods in the shipment is clearly for a household and not for a commercial purpose
NOTE: Neither medicines nor snus (snuff) is permitted to be shipped as a gift.
Foodstuffs such as chocolate, sweets, cookies, bread, and cakes may be shipped duty and VAT free up to a value of €45 (about $65 CAD) providing they do not contain meat products.
Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, perfumes and toilet waters, and coffee and tea products may be shipped as gifts tax and duty free up to the value of €45 (about $65 CAD); however, there are quantity restrictions and excise duty and VAT may be charged
Details are shown in the table below.
Quantity Limits for Duty-free Entry
1 L of distilled spirits (>22% alcohol); or
1 L of distilled spirits (22% alcohol or less); or
2 L of still wines (red, white, rosé); or
Beer up to €45 in value
Excise and VAT
50 cigarettes; or
25 cigarillos (maximum of 3 g each); or
10 cigars; or
50 grams of pipe and cigarette tobacco
Excise and VAT
Perfume and toilet waters
50 g perfume; or
250 mL toilet waters
VAT if value greater than €45
Coffee and tea
500 g coffee or 200 g coffee extract and essence
100 g tea or 40 g tea extract and essence
VAT if value greater than €45
Shipments from Individual-to-Individual
An individual in Canada may send a gift to an individual in Finland duty and tax free up to the value of €45 (about $65 CAD).
Shipments from Business-to-Business
A gift shipped from a business in Canada to a business in Finland will incur duty and taxes. There are no exemptions.
Shipments from Business-to-Individual
Gifts shipped from a business in Canada to an individual in Finland will incur duty and taxes. There are no exemptions.
A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time
List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.
Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts
Jean Sibelius Hallituskatu 11 13100 Hämeenlinna Finland
Phone: +358 3 62 12755
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment
NOTE: You should be aware that shipping using this method doesn't guarantee that your items will be imported duty/tax free.
Not all brokers will clear goods as temporary imports (i.e. UPS, FedEx, DHL) nor is it a guarantee that customs won't charge any duties and taxes.
2. Commercial Invoice (CI) + an ATA Carnet
Completing an ATA Carnet is great option for items that frequently travel in and out of the country.
It's also great because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide making the application process a one-time thing.
In addition to declaring your commercial invoice as a temporary import, you can get an ATA Carnet for the items that are of temporary nature.
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Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export:Permanent/Sold Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time consuming.
So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading
This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel’s destination.
Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels -
These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.
When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.
Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Finland. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.
When an item with a COO is imported into Finland, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI)
Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise,
it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and
ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.
You can purchase
through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.
Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.
Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.
Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:
Liquids (including alcohol)
Jewelry in excess of $500
Glass or Ceramic
And many more items
For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.
Shipping to Finland from Canada can take between 2-3 business days through the fastest carriers available on the Secureship platform.
More economical services, such as Canada Post, can take up to 1-2 months to complete the delivery.