Private use and commercial samples

On this page you will find information about import of food of non-anima origin for private use and commercial samples.

Imports of foods on non animal origin for private use 

The person importing the food of non-animal origin, must show that the consignment goes to a private address and is not for commercial use.

Commercial samples

A commercial sample is a consignment that is brought into the country for qualitative, sensory or research purposes and which won’t reach consumers. Commercial samples do not always need to be border controlled by the Swedish Food Agency. If a consignment with commercial samples of non-animal origin does not exceed a net weight of 50 kg of fresh products or 10 kg of other products, it is exempted from border control. See Article 1.3 of Regulation (EU) 2019/1793.

Reviewed 2021-05-21