Finland - Customs and duties

Finland, as a member of the European Union, allows imports from EU and EFTA countries to enter duty-free. Finland is also a part of the European Economic Area, an agreement that eliminates trade barriers in Europe. Because it is a member of the European Union, Finland complies with trade agreements the EU has made with non-EU countries. Customs duties are levied based on the goods' CIF value (cost, insurance, and freight) at the time and place of importation. Finland also collects a value-added tax (VAT) on most goods and services that can range from 0-28%. Some items, however, such as health care, insurance, and education, are exempt from the VAT.

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Jul 23, 2012 @ 5:05 am
I'm moving permanently to Finland from outside the EU. I'm a wine collector and has lots of wine that I will need to declare and pay customs duty and VAT on. Can anyone tell me how much it is e.g. per litre?

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