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ENTERING THE EUROPEAN UNION:
BANNED AND AUTHORISED FOODSTUFFS
Plant-based products
BANNED from importation!
— potatoes
— soil and other substrates
— seeds
this leaflet provides a simplified overview
of the applicable regulations and is for
information purposes only. it is not a
substitute for the official regulations.The following products are AUTHORISED
for importation based on certain conditions
To obtain more detailed information and avoid committing an
offence, consult the following websites,
n Fruits
Contact:— apples
— pears, etc. n website
www.douane.gouv.fr
n Vegetables www.alimentation.gouv.fr
— salads n free application for travellers : douane fr
— peppers
— cabbages, etc n They must meet all of the Contact our information centre: Infos Douane Service
following conditions
n From France n From outside metropolitan
n Certain fowers — be stored in personal France or abroad
luggage— such as roses, ENTERING +33 (0) 1 72 40 78 50 — orchids, etc. — be intended for personal
consumption
THE EUROPEAN UNION— not pose a health hazard
— not be banned from Photo crédits
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@st-fotograf — small quantities
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@Africa Studio n Personal luggage is the luggage you present to customs
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upon arrival.
n It also comprises luggage presented at a later date on Direction générale des douanes et droits indirects
Bureau de l’Information et de la Communicationcondition that the luggage items were checked in at the time
General Directorate of Customs and Excise
of departure by the company you flew with. Information and Communication Office
11, rue des deux Communes - 93558 MONTREUIL Cedex
n The potential health hazard and risk of spreading harmful Website: www.douane.gouv.fr
Infos Douane Service: 0 811 20 44 44 (billed at local rates)organisms varies depending on the country of origin and the
Smartphone: douane fr (free app for travellers)
type of plant. Twitter: @douane_france
SEPTEMBER 2014WHY DO
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ENTERING
THE EUR
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B
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UTHORISED
FOODS
TUFFS
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Products of animal origin
SPECIFIC
ORIGIN:

TYPE OF GOOD
ORIGIN
NON-EU COUNTRY
The following products are BANNED
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from importation
Faroe Islands,
the European Union against numerous diseases and
Greenland, Iceland
parasites harmful to humans, animals and plants.
n

Meat
AUTHORISED
Meat, offal,


Standard meats:

Up to 10kg

/ pers
They apply to all animal or animal-origin foodstuffs,
meat products,

-

be

ef, chicken, lamb,
products of animal origin, plant-based foodstuffs, plants
animal-origin products,
Andorra,
BANNED
rabbit, pork, etc.
dairy products

and minerals.
Liechtenstein,
and products

Norway,


Bushmeat:
containing milk
San Marino,
-

porcupine, monkey,
Switzerland
antelope, snake etc.
AUTHORISED
Products of animal origin can

carry bacteria that can cause

Faroe Islands,
n

Meat products
infectious diseases
Iceland, Andorra,
Fish, fresh fishery
— foie gras
Liechtenstein,
products, prepared
AUTHORISED
— pâté
Norway,
The import of foodstuffs of animal origin is prohibited.
or processed fishery
Up to 20kg

/ pers
San Marino
— terrine
This ban is in place to prevent the introduction of
products
Switzerland,
— kofta meatballs
infectious
diseases,
such
as
foot
and
mouth
disease
or
— sausage...
AUTHORISED
the Ebola virus, which are a threat to health security.
All animal products that do not comply with these rules
— Other animal-origin
must be relinquished on arrival in the EU for official
products (honey,

n

Milk and dairy products

Faroe Islands,
disposal.
snails, etc.)
— milk
Greenland,
— cream, butter
— Powdered infant
Iceland
Any undeclared products will be confiscated by the
— yoghurt...
formula, infant food, pet
AUTHORISED
customs sevices and destroyed and you will have to pay
feed required for medical
Up to 10kg

/ pers
a fine.
reasons:
AUTHORISED
− products must not
Up to 2kg

/ pers
Andorra,
require refrigeration
Liechtenstein,
before opening
Norway,
− packaged proprietary
For all other products of animal origin, such as honey
Plants and plant-based products are
San Marino,
brand products

or
snails
for
example,
travellers
can
import
up
to a
Switzerland
for direct sale
possible vectors of contamination
maximum of 2kg into the EU
− the packaging is
AUTHORISED
unbroken (unless in

Certain plants and plant-based products (fruits,

current use)
vegetables,
plants,
flowers,
etc.)
are possible
vectors of
The following products are
AUTHORISED
contamination from harmful organisms.
for importation based on certain conditions
AUTHORISED
based on the following
conditions
They are therefore subject to a compulsory phytosanitary
n

Dried or fresh fsh
Plants and

— small quantities — stored in personal

inspection when they enter the European Union.

Certain crustaceans:
prawns, etc.
plant-based products
luggage — no danger of spreading

Shellfsh:
mussels, oysters, etc.
harmful organisms — no import ban
There are nevertheless a few exceptions on condition
— must not contain genetic material
Authorised maximum:
20kg / person
that the imported product meets certain conditions.