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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Food: import inspection


Are you importing food into the EU as an entrepreneur? Then you have to ensure that the prescribed import inspections are carried out properly. When importing food of animal origin (including live animals), the person responsible for transport must first notify the competent authority of the arrival of the consignment at the border inspection post.

An import inspection shall be carried out by the authority responsible for the border inspection post, which shall include a documentary check, an identity check (inspection) and a physical check.

Certain studies are also carried out on imports of food of non-animal origin. Information on this can be obtained from the competent authority.

The commercial import of foodstuffs can only be handled by approved border inspection posts (CCS).
These CSCs are listed in Commission Decision (2001/881/EC).

  • Common veterinary document for import (CVED) in accordance with Annex III of Regulation (EC) No 136/2004
  • Veterinary certificate
  • where applicable, import authorisation
  • Goods to be imported

The arrival of the consignment subject to an import inspection must be notified to the competent border inspection post at least one working day before the arrival of the consignment by presenting the CVED in accordance with § 3 of the Food Import Ordinance (LMEV) in conjunction with Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 136/2004 .

Common Veterinary Document for Import (CVED) referred to in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 136/2004

  • Where appropriate, different procedures shall be used with regard to the import investigation. The competent authority of the border inspection post may provide information on this.
  • The import of animal food may be subject to an import ban due to animal health and/or food law regulations.
  • Under certain conditions, derogations from the import ban may be allowed. This applies, for example.B to the import of food samples and samples and the import for trade fairs and exhibitions.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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