Can I export firewood logs from UK into France?

Question

I have a supply of fully seasoned logs at home and I want to take them in my car to my holiday home in France via Eurotunnel. Is it permitted?

Answer

Hi

Technically this is the movement of personal effects and not a commercial export and therefore a different approach would be required.

I would advise you to contact French border controls to see if they have any controls on the type of wood you would like to import. Items such as food, animal byproducts, plants and vegetation are import prohibited in some countries, so its always best practice to check in advance.

If the French authorities do not have an issue with you taking the wood into their country, and the wood is in free circulation in the EC you should be fine to take the wood across in your vehicle as planned.

Kind regards

Gemma

Answer

Dear Emma

Thank you for your helpful reply

Kind regards

John Booth

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