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Norway Issues New Protective Measure Against Classical Swine Fever

28 January 2015, at 11:18am

NORWAY - Due to the recent classical swine fever outbreaks in Croatia, Latvia, Romania and Bulgaria, the Food Safety Authority must now give confirmation before pork products can be imported from these four countries.

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.

See the Regulation on special safeguard measures against classical swine fever in certain countries in the EEA.

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