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Food: Import inspection
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Are you an entrepreneur importing food into the EU? Then you must ensure that the prescribed import inspections are carried out properly. When importing food of animal origin (including live animals), the person responsible for transportation must notify the competent authority in advance of the arrival of the consignment at the border inspection post.
Who should I contact?
To the food inspection authority responsible for the designated point of entry (border inspection post).
There is no border inspection post in Schleswig-Holstein.
You should therefore contact the competent food control authority of the federal state through which you wish to import the food into Germany.
§ Section 7 Ordinance on the implementation of veterinary checks on the import and transit of foodstuffs of animal origin from third countries and on the import of other foodstuffs from third countries (Food Import Ordinance - LMEV)
What else should I know?
- The import of foodstuffs from Denmark to Schleswig-Holstein is not an import operation into the EU, but an intra-Community transfer. Clearance by a GKS is not required.
- Customs issues have not been taken into account here. If necessary, these must be clarified with the responsible customs authorities.
- Further information on cross-border trade can be found on the websites of the EU Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL).
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.