Please note that most products of non-animal origin do not require border control and may be imported into the EU if they comply with the rules set up by the Swedish Customs and the Swedish Board of Agriculture. Certain products of non-animal origin require border control, read the information about import of products of non-animal origin.
Dried beans from Nigeria
The Commission has decided to ban all imports of dried beans from Nigeria declared under CN-code 0713 35 00, 0713 39 00, and 0713 90 00 due to continuous high levels of pesticide residues. The Decision entered into force 20 June 2016 and will apply until 30 June 2022.
Betel leaves from Bangladesh
The Commission has decided to ban all imports of foodstuffs containing or consisting of betel leaves from Bangladesh declared under CN codes 1404 90 00 due to the presence of salmonella. This Decision applies until 30 June 2018.
Genetically modified foods – GMO in rice from the United States
Random testing in accordance with Commission Decision 2010/315/EU will be carried out on rice products imported from the US. This is to verify the absence of rice products mixed with the genetically modified organism "LL RICE 601" on the market.