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).