Approved border control post (BCP)

Foodstuffs and food contact materials subject to intensified EU controls as well as fresh vegetables, fruits and berries subject to the plant health legislation, live animals and foodstuffs of animal origin as well as plants intended for planting, cut flowers and timber can only be imported through border control posts (BCP) approved for these product categories.

Helsinki Airport, Vuosaari Harbour and Vaalimaa are approved border control posts for products subject to intensified controls as well as for fruits, vegetables and berries. Animals can be imported via Vaalimaa and Helsinki Airport, and products of animal origin via Vaalimaa, Helsinki Airport and Vuosaari Harbour. Correspondingly, approved border control posts have been designated for plants intended for planting, cut flowers and timber.

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