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EDI – Signature certificates and registration of contact person

When applying for registration for electronic communication via EDI you must also register one or more contact persons to administer the company’s PKI signature certificates.

Swedish Customs applies a PKI-based security concept which means that your company need different signature certificates to ensure a secure electronic data interchange.

EDI security concept

Most companies need to install two types of signature certificates:

  • The Swedish Customs Signature Certificate is used by the company to control messages received from Swedish Customs.

  • The Company Signature Certificate is used to sign messages to send Swedish Customs.

Both certificates need to be renewed at a regular basis, every 14 months, otherwise you risk disrupting your transaction flow both for test and production. Make sure the company has procedures that ensure you order new Company Signature Certificates in time.

How to order the Swedish Customs Signature Certificates

This informationen applies both to new companies and companies that need to renew their signature certificates.

Information about the currently issued Swedish Customs Signature Certificate 2020-02-25PDF

How to order the Company Signature Certificate

This informationen applies both to new companies and companies that need to renew their signature certificates.

The Company Signature Certificate is ordered from Swedish Customs via mail and email by the company's appointed contact person for signature certificates. Swedish citizens may order the certificate via our web service Certifikatbeställning (in Swedish).

For every new certificate a new CSR file must be created. Your system supplier can provide information on how to create a CSR file in your system.

  • Submit the content of the CSR file by email to Swedish Customs. State the company name and EORI number as title in the email.

  • Send the email to edi.certifikat@tullverket.se.

  • Copy the content of the CSR file in a document with the title: Order signature certificate. State the company name and EORI number. The printed document should be signed by the contact person authorised to administer signature certificates. The name should also be stated in block letters. Send the original document by post to:

    Swedish Customs IT department
    EDI-certifikat
    Aurorum 3
    SE-977 75 Luleå
    Sweden

    This procedure must be followed to ensure that Swedish Customs may legally verify that the contact person is connected with the issued signature certificate.

  • If your documents are correct we will send a confirmation to the contact person's registered email. The confirmation contains a specified code.

  • Reply to the email and state the given code.

  • When Swedish Customs receives your confirmation, the certificate is issued and sent by email to the contact person.

  • You install the received certificate in the company's system.

Contact person authorised to administer signature certificates

Your company must register one or more contact persons who have power of attorney to handle signature certificates for electronic data interchange on the company's behalf. To avoid key person-dependence, Swedish Customs recommends that the company have one or more persons registered. Only registered contact persons have authority to order certificates.

The contact person authorised to administer signature certificates is responsible for

  • ordering new Company Signature Certificate well in advance before its validity expires

  • receiving and installing certificates in the company’s EDI system

  • receiving information, by email, from Swedish Customs, e.g. information about the validity period of Company Signature Certificate and when a new version of Swedish Customs Signature Certificate is available for downloading from tullverket.se

  • a valid and up-to-date email address being registered with Swedish Customs.

How to register a contact person

Registration/withdrawal of contact person authorized to administer signature certificates, 404.36PDF

The application is used both to register or withdraw contact persons and when you need to change email address for the current contact person. The application should be signed by an authorised signatory of the company and the original version should be sent by post.

Questions or problems?

For questions or problems, contact EDI Certificate at edi.certifikat@tullverket.se.

Personal data

How Swedish Customs processes your personal data when you submit an application.

Last updated: 2020-09-14

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