NORWAY - The Food Safety Authority in Norway now has to give the go-ahead for pork products to be imported from Croatia, Latvia, Romania and Bulgaria because of recent outbreaks of classical swine fever.
This applies to:
- live pigs (Customs Tariff heading 01.03. -)
- semen, ova and embryos of swine (under Customs Tariff heading 05.11.-)
- fresh pork (under Customs Tariff heading 02.03.-)
- pork/fat products (Customs Tariff item number 15.01.1000, 01.15.2000, 15.01.9000, 16.01.0000, 16.02.2009, 16.02.4100, 16.02.4200, 16.02.4910, 16.02.4990)
This means that documentation for customs must show that the consignment comes from an area without restrictions or that the consignment meets certain conditions stipulated in the regulations.
Such documentation can be obtained by contacting your local Food Safety department. If the pork products are permitted for import, you will get a written confirmation that you should submit to Customs.
It is not allowed to import live pigs, semen, ova and embryos of swine from Bulgaria and Romania. It is allowed from some areas in Latvia and Croatia.
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