Import restrictions on gifts

Finland has import restrictions e.g. for social reasons or reasons connected with health and environmental protection. The restrictions apply to gift consignments as well as passenger imports from both within and outside the EU countries.

There are restrictions e.g. on receiving medicines as gifts. For example, a permit is required for importation of endangered animal and plant species and products thereof, even when sent as gifts. More information on endangered species and import procedures as well as on so called CITES import permits, can be obtained from the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, the Finnish Environment Institute, or the Regional Environment Centres as well as from customs offices.

The EU member states are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The EEA countries include the EU member states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.


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