Phytosanitary Certificate

A phytosanitary certificate is a document issued by the plant health authorities of the exporting country. Such a document certifies that the plants have been inspected, are free of harmful plant diseases and pests, and comply with the requirements of the destination country in all other respects.

A phytosanitary certificate is required for importing the following plants and plant products to Finland from non-EU countries:

  • All seedlings, cuttings and other plant propagation material
  • Potted plants
  • Cut flowers (certain species)
  • Seeds (certain species)
  • All coniferous wood
  • Hardwood (certain species)
  • Potatoes (import mostly prohibited)

A more detailed list of plants and plant products requiring a phytosanitary certificate is available on the right, under Forms and instructions (in Finnish and Swedish).