Taxation and Customs Union

Requirements for organic products and medicines

Organic products

All organic products imported from countries outside the EU, excluding the European Economic Area and Switzerland, must be accompanied by a certificate of inspection.

Customs ensures that this certificate is verified and endorsed by the competent authority before releasing the goods for free circulation in the EU.

More on importing and exporting organic products


All medicinal products for human use have to be authorised either at Member State level or at EU level before they can be sold in the EU market.

More information on the EU and Public Health