TRACES is short for Trade Control and Expert System. TRACES was developed to ensure the traceability and control of live animals and products of animal origin both in intra-Union trade between EU-countries and in imports from non-EU-countries. TRACES is also being expanded to exports – the health certificates for exports of live animals and products of animal origin to certain countries are generated using TRACES. TRACES is administered by the Commission. The TRACES program is used both by authorities and companies.
|System in use
|Fresh fruits and vegetables (Customs Laboratory)
|Fresh fruits, vegetables and berries
(only in Finnish)
|Foodstuffs of non-animal origin (Customs Enforcement, Product Safety))
|Foodstuffs of non-animal origin subject to intensified import controls
See more information on other products on the Finnish Food Authority website.
- Plants and plant products (Finnish Food Authority)
- The guide on the Traces fallback procedure for plant health is available on the Finnish Food Authority’s website (in Finnish)
- Commission: About TRACES