You can export your products freely from Finland to countries outside the EU as long as:
- your products fulfil the requirements set out in EU and Finnish legislation
- your products also fulfil the requirements of the country of destination and the country of destination approves the import
- an import ban has not been imposed for your product
- you are registered in the necessary registers and you have acquired the necessary export licences.
The Food Authority promotes exports from Finland of products in the food chain, plants and timber to countries outside the EU. Our export activities are divided into two roles: enabling new exports and securing existing exports.
The Food Authority does not issue export permits for different countries of destination. The authority of the country of destination has the powers to decide what products manufactured in which country and by what company can be sold and marketed in the country – and under what conditions. Artificial barriers to trade are prohibited and in contravention with the agreements of the World Trade Organisation WTO.