Approved border control point (BCP)
After December 14 2019, the importation of foodstuffs and food contact materials subject to intensified EU controls, as well as vegetables, fruits and berries subject to plant health legislation, same as live animals and foodstuffs of animal origin, as well as plants, cut flowers and timber is possible only through border control points (BCP) approved for the said product categories.
At the moment, we know for certain that such approved border control points for products under intensified controls, as well as fruits, vegetables and berries are Helsinki Airport, Vuosaari Harbour and Vaalimaa. Animals could be imported via Vaalimaa and Helsinki Airport, and it would also be possible to import products of animal origin via Vuosaari. Approved border control points will be assigned also for plants intended for planting, cut flowers and timber.