Finland is among Canada's largest European export market with over $1.5 billion dollars of Canadian goods exported per year. In addition to the Canadian European free trade agreement (CETA), Finland and Canada have a "Northern Partners” plan that commits to growing bilateral trade further.

Jet Worldwide helps Canadian companies connect to their Finnish customers and suppliers with low cost parcel delivery.


jet-secure-ship-vectorImportant Things to Understand shipping to Finland from Canada:

  • Carrier shipping options to Finland from Canada
  • Shipping terms to Finland duty paid or unpaid?
  • Finland customs clearance and CETA duty free shipping
  • Carrier shipping options FROM Finland To Canada
  • Duty Free Import TO Canada for Finland Origin Goods under CETA
  • Shipping Shopify and ecommerce orders to Finland
  • Canadian customs assessment and revenue management (CARM)
  • Information required for a shipping quote between Finland and Canada (see below)
  • Shipping from Finland to the USA and Canada
  • Additional resources for shipping from Canada and shipping to Canada


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Canada Carrier Shipping Options to Finland


Shipping packages to Finland via Canada Post

Canada Post offers low cost delivery for individuals shipping small packages to Helsinki and all of Finland. Packages sent via Canada Post are imported to Finland and delivered by the Finish postal authority, Posti.


Canada Post Delivery Services to Finland Include:

  • Canada Post Small Packet Air and surface  "tracked packet"  to Finland
  • Canada Post Surface Parcel to Finland: Uncertain delivery time
  • Canada Post Xpresspost International to Finland: Delivery in 1 week

Information required for a shipping quote between Finland and Canada:  See Below


Shipping packages to Finland via FedEx and UPS Canada

FedEx and UPS are the largest carriers in North America and, along with DHL Canada , offer air shipping options to Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and all Finland.

Fedex and UPS shipping services from Canada to Finland include

  • International Priority Air Express to Finland
  • International Economy Air: Delivery to Finland
Get a comparison quote between Finland and Canada:  See below required information

Delivery to Finland via Purolator Courier

Purolator Courier, a subsidiary of Canada Post, offers international parcel delivery from Canada to Finland via partners, such as UPS Canada.  Purolator is a division of Canada Post.

jet-logo-vectorDelivery between Finland and Canada via Jet Worldwide

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  • Jet Worldwide offers options for shipping between Finland and Canada for parcels, pallets, and online orders
  • Jet Worldwide offers transparency and logistics support.  We are not shy to recommend alternative options that are better suited for your needs. 

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For a quote for shipping online orders, provide details including shipping volume, item(s) being shipped, average value and weight of each parcel.  The more details the better :).

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Shipping Terms to Consider When Shipping to Finland

The default option for shipping internationally from Canada is delivery duty unpaid. Common carriers use the term EXW which essentially assigns all import related costs (duty, taxes, and other fees) to the receiver/ importer. Shippers from Canada can choose to pay the import fees on behalf of the receiver via a Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) options that many carriers offer.


The disadvantage of paying import fees on behalf of the receiver is that the bulk of the import fees are often from a value added tax (24% in Finland) that the importing business may otherwise be able to claim back.



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Goods shipped to Finland must be accompanied by an invoice for customs or other supporting documents.

Finland customs assessed duty and taxes on the CIF value (Cost of the goods being imported plus the cost for transportation and insurance). Finland uses the Harmonized System HS codes to assess the rate of duty.

Value added tax (VAT) in Finland is applied for shipments from Canada. The VAT in Finland is 24% for most goods. Some goods, such as printed goods to non-profits and pharmaceutical products can benefit from reduced VAT.

Finland applies EU customs laws and regulations, as well as common customs tariffs from Canada and other non-EU countries. Depending on the product and excluding foodstuffs, import tariffs range from 0-17 percent. Duties for shipments from Canada and other non-EU countries are relatively low, especially for manufactured goods, ranging on average from 2.6% percent to around 4.2%.

Despite a relatively low duty for manufactured goods, textiles and clothing imported to Finland can be subject to both high duties and restrictive quotas.


Duty Free Clearance of low value Canadian parcels to Finland

Many items sent from Canada to Finland with a value under €150 can qualify for duty free entry.

Regarding duty free eligibility under CETA:

Certificates of origin are associated with rules of origin that are used to determine if the product is eligible for preferential duty free treatment. The CETA the rules of origin specify how origin is determined.

The good news is that CETA rules don’t require a formal certificate when shipping to Finland in order to obtain tariff benefits. A declaration on the invoice or any other commercial document accompanying the shipment is enough.

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Common Carrier Options for Shipping Canada from Finland

The common carrier options for shipping Canada from Finland include the Posti (preferred option for individuals shipping small parcels and personal items), DHL, FedEx and UPS.

FedEx and UPS Shipping Services to Canada from Finland Include:

  • International Priority Air Express to Canada
  • International economy air shipping from Finland

Clearance of consignments from Finland to Canada

Consignments imported from Finland to Canada are subject to duty and taxes. Most imports valued under CAD 20 can be cleared duty-free and tax-free. Shipments under CAD 3 300 can be imported under Courier Low-Value Shipment (CLVS) processes.

Consignments containing Finland origin goods may benefit from preferential duty free entry under the CETA free trade agreement (see below).

  • Up to CAD 20 and under: duty- and tax-free 
  • Duty and taxes apply when importing goods valued over CAD 20.

Contact Jet’s logistics team to get an estimate of import fees (for parcels shipped via our service).

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Finland origin goods shipped TO Canada

Canadian and Finland based companies can more easily take advantage of duty free clearance from the EU. 

See section below:  Information required for a shipping quote between Finland and Canada.

jet-country-of-origin-graphicProof of origin requirements under Canada's free trade agreements

The value for duty amount for all of Canada's free trade agreements (including CETA) for which the proof of origin / certificate of origin is waived was is up to $3,300 CAD.

For imports not exceeding $3,300 to Canada, the requirement for proof of origin is waived. The requirement on the importer to maintain records (for example, commercial invoice and B3) applies even if the CBSA does not require a certification of origin or if a requirement for a certification of origin has been waived.


Shipping Shopify and Online Orders to Finland from North America

Ecommerce merchants can ship direct to Finland and take advantage of the low value duty free threshold and prepaid VAT payment.  Contact Jet's team for details.

CBSA Online Portal for Canadian Importers 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) online portal streamlines the process of importing commercial goods to Canada.

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Shipping from Finland to the USA

Companies and online sellers can benefit from shipping their orders direct to the USA - and via Canada.  Canada and USA form an integrated North American logistics networks based on proximity, free trade, social and economic connections. Read more about section 321 processes and contact our team for assistance in direct shipping and logistics support to the USA.

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jet-logo-vectorGetting a quote for shipping between Finland and Canada.

Jet Worldwide gives access to all companies seeking shipping quotes between Finland and Canada for parcels pallets, and online orders.   For a quote, please provide:

  • Your company name and contact details
  • Ship from Address
  • Ship To Address
  • Weight and dimensions of each piece
  • Item(s) being sent
  • Value

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For a quote for shipping online orders, provide details including shipping volume, item(s) being shipped, average value and weight of each parcel.  The more details the better :).


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Written by Timothy Byrnes