Advance notice (Traces) - import of animal products

On this page you will find information regarding advance notice of consignments for import.

Pre-notification

Food consignments from outside the EU having to undergo border control must be pre-notified to a Border Inspection Post (BIP, for products of animal origin) or a Designated Point of Entry (DPE, for products of non-animal origin) run by the National Food Agency.

Pre-notification must be done through the web-based system TRAde Control and Expert System (Traces). The use of Traces requires a user account, and the organization you represent must be registered in Traces. In exceptional cases, paper based registration can be done.

Pre-notification is done by filling out the Common Veterinary Entry Document (CVED) for products of animal origin, and the Common Entry Document (CED) for products of non-animal origin.

Currently, Traces cannot be used for Food Contact Materials (FCM) and some products of non-animal origin. However, most products of non-animal origin requiring border control can be pre-notified through Traces.

A manual (only in Swedish) for the registration of users and organizations is available.

There is a link to Traces to the right under "More about advance notice".

Procedures

Pre-notification must be sent at the latest 24 hours prior to arrival of the consignment to the territory of Sweden. A consignment arriving on Saturday or Sunday must be pre-notified at the latest by 01.00 pm the last workday before arrival to the BIP / DPE.

Normally control is carried out on the first workday after pre-notification, provided that the original documents have been submitted to the BIP.

Consignments with products of animal origin transshipped in a port or airport for onward transportation to another BIP (in Sweden, another EU country or any non-EU country) must be notified no later than the time of arrival. Discharge date and time must be indicated in the CVED.

If a consignment arriving at Arlanda airport is pre-notified on a paper form instead of in Traces, the pre-notification must be sent to the Stockholm port BIP / DPE.

Addresses and opening hours of BIP's / DPE's 

Swedish Border Inspection Posts for animal products - BIP
Swedish Designated  Points of Entry for  products of non-animal origin and kitchen ware - DPE

Reviewed 2016-07-27