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Responsible for the service Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea

Import and export licences for narcotic drugs

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Fimea can grant an import and export licence for a substance or preparation (pharmaceutical preparation) qualified as a drug. A licence can be granted to a private entrepreneur, legal person, university or other research centre when the requirements set out in articles 9, 11 and 19 of the Narcotics Act are met.

Do the following

Read the terms and criteria. If the requirements are met, contact Fimea by e-mail:

To whom and on what terms

The requirements for granting the licences are described in articles 9, 11 and 19 of the Narcotics Act. In addition, article 16 of the Narcotics Act regulates the responsible person of the licence holder.

A fee is charged for the service.


Prior to starting the operation

Processing time

Indicative processing time is 2 weeks

Period of validity

At most six months

Basic information

The service is provided byFimea
Responsible for the serviceFimea
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea
Updated: 18/3/2021