- Safeguard measures
The European Commission issues regulations in order to protect human and animal health against infection or harmful substances in food. These regulations are called safeguard measures and involve import restrictions to the EU regarding specific products from a specific country.
Safeguard measures for products of non-animal origin
Guide – how to find out if your product is affected by the safeguard measures
- Food import bans from certain countries outside the EU
Certain products of non-animal origin are banned from entry to the EU.
Import bans – products of non-animal origin
- Rules of the Board of Agriculture
The Board of Agriculture has restrictions on import of certain plants.
Board of Agriculture
Where is the border control carried out?
Food consignments from outside the EU requiring border control must be pre-notified to a Designated Point of Entry operated by the National Food Agency. Prior Notifications must be made no later than 24 hours before the consignment arrives in Swedish territory.
The importer pays an inspection fee as well as any costs resulting from
sampling and analysis per consignment. The fee is raised if the import control has to be carried out outside normal business hours.