|Formed||1 January 2008|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Germany|
|Headquarters||Hamburg, Cologne, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Nuremberg, Potsdam|
|Parent agency||Federal Ministry of Finance|
The Bundesfinanzdirektionen replaced the federal parts of the Oberfinanzdirektionen in Germany. This was decided by the Finance Ministry in its draft concept on the future of the federal financial administration on November 6, 2006 and the Law on federal financial adimistration (Finanzverwaltungsgestz) was changed accordingly on the January 1, 2008. The Bundesfinanzdirektionen are the supreme authority for the main customs offices. On the 01. January 2016 the Bundesfinanzdirektionen, the Zollkriminalamt and the Bildungs- und Wissenschaftszentrum der Bundesfinanzverwaltung are transformed into one Generallzolldirektion.
The Bundesfinanzdirektionen are located in:
- Hamburg (North)
- Cologne (West)
- Neustadt an der Weinstrasse (Southwest)
- Nuremberg (Southeast)
- Potsdam (Center)
The customs and consumption tax directorates of the Oberfinanzdirektionen Chemnitz (located in Dresden), Karlsruhe (located in Freiburg im Breisgau), Koblenz (located in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse), Cottbus (located in Potsdam), Hamburg, Cologne and Nuremberg are closed. The subordinate main customs offices are divided between the new Bundesfinanzdirektionen and some main customs offices have been attached to other Bundesfinanzdirektionen to make the BFD districts more even. This organisational change in the federal financial administration aims to evenly allocate the workload between the Bundesfinanzdirektionen. This is why the economically weak east of Germany has only one Bundesfinanzdirektion and the strong south and west have three BFDs in Cologne, Nuremberg and Neustadt an der Weinstrasse.
- Zoll.de Press-Release (German)
- e.zoll-info 9/2014 and e.zoll-info 4/2015 (not for public)