Two-factor authentication becomes mandatory in TRACES

April 19/2024

Login to TRACES, a system used in the foreign trade of animals and products, will require two-step verification in future. Multifactor authentication (MFA) will become mandatory for all TRACES user on June 11, 2024. The Finnish Food Authority encourages TRACES users to implement MFA even before the change takes effect, so that transactions in TRACES continue uninterrupted.

Login to TRACES requires access to the system and an EU Login account. Instructions for implementing two-factor authentication can be found on the Finnish Food Authority’s website.

TRACES is used not only for intra-EU trade in animals and products of animal origin, but also for imports from non-EU countries and exports to non-EU countries. TRACES has been developed to verify the traceability and control of, among other things, live animals, plants and feed, as well as animal, organic, plant and wood products.

TRACES stands for Trade Control and Expert System. TRACES is operated by the European Commission and used by authorities and companies.

Further information:

Senior Specialist Anna Färkkilä-Dojka, tel. 029 520 5048
Border Veterinarian Elina Viitasaari, tel. 029 520 5167


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