IMPORT OF FRUIT, BERRIES AND VEGETABLES FROM NON-EU COUNTRIES

This website contains information on plant health requirements applicable to fruit, berries and vegetables imported from non-EU countries. Information on other requirements for offering vegetables for sale is available in the food section.

The purpose of plant health related inspections and import requirements is to prevent the spread of harmful plant diseases and pests. Imported batches of vegetables must not host such diseases or pests.

The import of certain fruit, berries and vegetables from non-EU countries is subject to a phytosanitary certificate issued by authorities in the exporting country, and inspection upon arrival in Finland. The import of these vegetables is only permitted via specified points of entry.

The importer of vegetables requiring a phytosanitary certificate must register with Evira’s plant health register. Such imports are reported to Customs, which conducts the inspection.

 

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