Posti’s tips for consumers: With the United Kingdom due to leave the EU on January 1, 2021, otherwise knows as Brexit, what should you take into account with regard to sending and receiving letters and parcels containing goods?


From January 1, 2021, the UK will no longer be part of the EU’s customs tax treaty applicable to trading. When it comes to the UK, the procedure will follow that of countries such as China or Russia, which are not part of the EU. The change will have an effect on how letters and parcels containing goods are sent and received, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with it in advance.

Consumer, please take these tips into account when sending or receiving goods from January 1, 2021 onward

Goods items between Finland and the UK must be cleared through customs.

When sending goods to the UK from January 1, 2021 onward:

Use the customs declaration CN22 or CN23 to report the content of the goods item both electronically and on the item.

Declare the content of the letter item at and then attach the CN22 customs clearance to the item as a printout or a label. The printout or label must be signed and dated.

Declare the content of the parcel when sending it either at or in OmaPosti.

Required item information:

If the value of the contents of the letter or parcel exceeds SDR 300 (about EUR 350), also attach a CN23 customs declaration in accordance with the instructions of the destination country. If necessary, you can print out a CN23 customs declaration on the Posti website or pick up a declaration at a Posti outlet.

Incomplete information about contents may delay the handling of items in the country of destination and thereby extend the item’s delivery time.

When receiving goods from the UK from January 1, 2021 onward:

Goods items arriving in Finland from the UK are subject to an inward clearance