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Order No. 1629 on payment for control of food, feed and live animals etc.

Type of law

This Order concerns the payment of fees for financing inspections, etc. including supervision, authorization, registration, approval, notification, certification and examination of food, feed, live animals and businesses, as well as equipment and products, including non-food and non-animal products. It covers also inspections of fish and fishery products. The Order does not cover payable fees according to the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs Regulation, payments for setting maximum levels of pesticide residues in plant and animal products (meat and fish, milk and eggs), or payments for certain veterinary laboratory tests. A basic fee of DKK 648 shall be paid for authorization, approval, registration, certification, supervision or control etc. in connection with live animals, agricultural holdings with animal production and animal non-food products, including by-products, in addition to DKK 910 per quarter of an hour. No inspection fee is paid for regular inspections in food businesses, except for slaughterhouses covered by Chapter 2. A fee of DKK 731 per quarter of an hour shall be paid for controls on imports of live animals and animal products, etc., foods, including certain non-animal foods subject to import restrictions or intensified controls, as well as materials and articles intended for contact with food, from countries or territories not members of the European Union (third countries). A basic fee of DKK 2931 shall be paid for permits for animal experiments pursuant to section 1 of the Animal Experiments Act. A fee of DKK 365 is paid for inspections pertaining to control of use of antibiotics in pigs. Issuance of identification documents (passport) to equines shall be implemented in adherence to EU provisions. Fees are calculated for each document on the basis of Annex 5 listed rates.
The Order consists of 18 Chapters and 6 Annexes: Scope (1); Inspection of slaughtering establishments with permanent staff etc. (2); Inspection of live animals and certain products (3); Control of food businesses etc. (4); Import inspection and IUU monitoring (5); Control of certain substances and residues in live animals and certain animal products, as well as reporting of production volumes (6); Review and approval, etc. as well as pre-approval and requisitioned guidance under the Food Act (7); Laboratory tests etc. (8); Inspection of feedstuff related businesses (9); Inspection made by Danish Veterinary and Food Administration s special units and special inspection of dietary supplements (10); Subsidy for export (11); Inspection by the Danish AgriFish Agency (12); Waivers (13); Animal testing authorisation (14); Temporary certificate of competence (15) Identification documents for horses (16); Penalties (17); Entry into force (18).
Annex 1 - Inspection fees for small slaughterhouses and game processing establishments.
Annex 2 Calculation of slaughter numbers for animal units.
Annex 3 Laboratory rates.
Appendix 4 - Percentage reduction in taxation based on sales value.
Appendix 5 - Rates for the issuance of identification documents for unregistered horses (hobby horse).
Annex 6. Tariffs for the control of live animals and animal products, etc. as well as animal food, etc. originating in New Zealand
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 January 2020.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om betaling for kontrol af f devarer, foder og levende dyr m.v.