Import of food from EU internal market

A change (1397/2019) in Food Act (23/2006) takes effect on 1 January 2020.  For that reason changes will be made in first arrival control. Information on upcoming changes will be available on this website. More information: ensisaapumisvalvonta(at)

EU internal market means trade between Finland and another EU-member state, Norway or Switzerland. Importing foodstuffs of animal origin from EU internal market to Finland is considered activity at the place of first arrival. Under the topics below more information about the requirements concerning import of foods of animal origin from EU-market to Finland.