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image by Zachary Harden, 09 January 2012
Since September 18th, 2005, there has been a different design for the
Estonian Tax and Customs Board (Maksu- ja Tolliamet). The basic design of the
flag did not change; an Estonian flag charged with an emblem at the top-hoist
corner of the flag. There was not a exact size of the emblem at the top corner,
but from what I was able to see it is a square of 7:7 (if the flag has a size of
21:33, since the flag ratio is 7:11 according to
The square is white in color with the emblem centered in the square. According
to Section 2.1 of the law, which can be seen in Estonian at
https://www.riigiteataja.ee/akt/937460, the emblem is a stylized version of
the Caduceus (winged emblem with a staff encircled by two snakes). The Caduceus
emblem is colored Pantone 540 CVC.
Another side note, this is not mentioned in the law as a "revenue flag" as the previous flag was. It is just styled "Flag of the Customs Administration."
Zachary Harden, 09 January 2012
image by Željko Heimer, 24 August 2001
I located the revenue flag shown at <www.customs.ee>.
It is slightly different from the
Phil Nelson, 29 October 2000
Customs Flag. It is actually called Revenue Flag in Estonian
documents in English available on the Net.
"Estonian Customs Act
Article 7. Customs insignia
The Customs Board has a revenue flag, a customs badge and a customs emblem.
The Government of the Republic shall approve the description of the revenue flag, customs badge and customs emblem.
The Minister of Finance shall establish the procedure for using the
revenue flag, customs badge and customs emblem.
(13.10.99 entered into force 31.10.99 ¯ RT I 1999, 79, 731)"
Željko Heimer, 24 August 2001
The law that regulated the previous flag
https://www.riigiteataja.ee/akt/73305 stated that the square portion that is
reddish in our image (orange in theirs) is colored Pantone 1925C.
Zachary Harden, 09 January 2012
See also: Flags from "Flaggenbuch" - Estonian Customs
image by Ivan Sache, 22 February 2002 and António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 December 2017
"The existing Citizenship and Migration Board is a result of several incorporations and reorganisations. The history of the Board goes back to the year 1918 when on November 26 the newly-born Republic of Estonia adopted two important acts: the Regulation of the Land Council on the Citizenship of the Estonian Democratic Republic and the Regulation of the Provisional Government on Travel Passports, Entering Visas in Passports and the Issue of Travel Licences. The first document can be considered as the first citizenship act and the second as a predecessor of the Aliens Act. That is why the Citizenship and Migration Board celebrates its anniversary on November 26. The Board has its own symbols - a flag, coat of arms and logo".
Image of the flag at <www.mig.ee/lipp.gif>.
Dov Gutterman, 23 January 2002
The flag is square, yellow with a blue chevron and the three
blue lions with red tongue from the national coat of arms below
Ivan Sache, 22 February 2002