Import of honey and other apicultural products

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The national legislation can be found in MMMa 896/2006 and its amendments.

1. Honey and other products mentioned here can be imported from countries with "x" in the column for "honey" mentioned in the annex I of Commission Decision 2011/163 meaning, that the residue control plan of the country in question is approved for honey.

2. The honey must originate from an establishment of origin registered by the competent authority in the exporting country. The signature of the competent authority is the proof of the registration.

3. A health certificate according to Commission Regulation 2074/2005 appendix VI to annex VI , also when importing from New Zealand, must follow the consignment to veterinary border inspection post.

4.The safeguard measures must be followed.

5. A chargeable veterinary border inspection must be performed for the consignment, please find directions in the link. Samples for laboratory analysis might be taken. The importer is responsible for all the expenses.

6. The check for veterinary border inspection should be booked at least one weekday before the consignment enters the EU by filling and sending the first page of Common Veterinary Entry Document (CVED) by TRACES –system to the border inspection post concerned.  You can practice the using of TRACES –system. TRACES-system is complicated, so do follow the instructions.  Traces helpdesk, tel. +358 40 146 7551, email: marko.saarikoski If necessary, please contact helpdesk circa 2 weeks before the actual import.