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Restricted products for import

Perishable goods

The import of perishable goods such as food and plants is prohibited or strictly regulated according to the country.
For more information, check with consular services or the customs agency of the destination or transit country.

Animal-based products in the European Union

Due to increased risk of disease introduction, the import of certain animal-based products within countries of the European Union (EU) is subject to prohibitions or strict procedures. Non-reporting of transport of these products is subject to a fine or criminal prosecution*.
Transporting meat originating from wild animals is strictly prohibited. Passengers violating this prohibition is subject to criminal sanctions.

* Pursuant to Article L237-3 of the French Rural and Maritime Fishing Code.

Counterfeit items

The import and export of counterfeit goods is considered a customs misdemeanor. The buyer:
  • risks fines of up to 300,000€ and up to 3 years in prison for the mere possession of a counterfeit item,
  • may compromise his/her health (counterfeit spirits, perfumes and cosmetics),
  • undermines French industrial heritage and craftsmanship,
  • finances criminal networks.

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