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Import of other foodstuffs

Certain products of non-animal origin that originate from third countries are subject to official controls and must enter the country through border control posts (BCPs). These products are listed in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793. Import of these products must be notified with at least 24-hour notice in TRACES.

  • Annex I: Food and feed of non-animal origin from certain third countries subject to a temporary increase of official controls at border control posts and control points
  • Annex II: Food and feed from certain third countries subject to special conditions  due to contamination risk by mycotoxins, including aflatoxins, pesticide residues, pentachlorophenol and dioxins and microbiological contamination
  • The official controls performed on these products will always include documentary checks and in 5-100% of cases, identity and physical checks may also be performed.
  • The annexes to Regulation 2019/1793 are reviewed on a regular basis, at least every six months. 

Other products where special import conditions apply:

Other information

  • Controls of the distribution of foods after importation are performed by the District Environmental and Public Health Authorities
  • Costs of official controls are specified in Article 9 of the Food and Veterinary Authoritie's tariff. The inspection fee is paid according to an hourly rate, plus a driving fee and a laboratory fee, when applicable.


Updated 23.12.2019
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