Topical issues concerning import of food of animal origin

Do not bring African swine fever to Finland

Please be aware that the intra-EU trade of pig meat, boar meat and meat products, raw meat products and other products containing meat of these animal species is restricted due to African swine fever (ASF) from certain areas of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Belgium, Italy, Slovakia, Greece, and Germany.

The impact of Brexit to imports

The UK's resignation from the EU will take place on January 31, 2020. However, this does not affect the movement of animal products from the UK to the EU during the transitional period until the end of 2020. 

More information about importing foodstuffs from UK 

More information about Brexit, ministry of forestry and agriculture 

Required salmonella documents when importing foodstuffs of animal origin from EU internal market to Finland

If you import foods of animal origin from other EU-countries to Finland, ensure before
buying the goods that the supplier is able to deliver the required salmonella documents according to Commission regulation 1688/2005: a commercial document and laboratory´s salmonella test report.

Read more from our letter in English (pdf)

Internal market import of broiler meat and eggs from Denmark to Finland no longer requires salmoenlla documents

Danish broiler meat produced after 6 February 2017 may now be imported to Finland without trade documents (Annex IV) and salmonella certificates in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1688/2005. However, the consignments must always be accompanied by some trade document to ensure traceability.

Read more from our letter in English (pdf)

Page last updated 9/18/2020