Export authorisation mechanism for COVID-19 vaccines to be tightened

Export authorisation mechanism for COVID-19 vaccines to be tightened

The export authorisation mechanism for COVID-19 vaccines and certain vaccine components has been tightened for a period of six weeks starting on 26 March 2021.

This means that export authorisations will be required for Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Iceland, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Northern Macedonia, Serbia and Switzerland. New criteria to be used when assessing the applications will include reciprocity and proportionality.

Further information is available in the Regulation published by the European Commission.(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)

Inquiries: Teemu Sepponen, Director, Export Control Unit, tel. +358 295 351 045, and Tuuli-Maaria Aalto, Director, Market Access Unit, tel. +358 295 350 633