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Order No. 406 on veterinary control of imports of food of animal-origin and penalties for the violation of related EU legislation.

Type of law

This Order lays down rules for the import of animal-food and the application of veterinary controls at border posts. It also covers information exchange in connection with the arrival of ships from third countries in Danish ports and landing of aircraft from third countries in Danish airports, and lays down penalties for violating EU legislation relating to veterinary controls.The purpose of this Order is to ensure that food is accompanied by the required documentation. Food which does not adhere to EU production and marketing rules may be imported only after prior permission from the Food Agency authorities.
The Order consists of 16 Chapters and 20 Annexes: Scope and definition (1); Trade (2); Imports (3); Imports for free circulation of conforming foodstuff originating in third countries (4); Import of non-harmonized food originating in third countries (5); Transit and storage of non-conforming foodstuff originating in third countries (6); Transport of foodstuffs from third countries to third countries in means of transport which stop in or approach Denmark for transshipment (7); Reimports (8); Private imports (9); Samples etc. (10); Veterinary designation of warehouses in free zones and ship provisioning companies as well as customs warehouses, etc. for temporary storage of non-compliant foods (11); Sealing (12); Requisition or seizing of consignments (13); Transition and waiver provisions (14); Penalties (15); Entry into force (16).
Annex 1 - Food covered by this Order (Part I). Food NOT covered by this Order (Part II).
Annex 2 - List of Danish border inspection posts approved for the control of food.
Annex 3 - Frequencies for veterinary controls on imported consignments.
Annex 4 - Conditions for import, transit or non-compliant storage of harmonized foods from third countries.
Annex 5 - Conditions for import of non-harmonized food from third countries
Annex 6 - Model of the provisioning certificate.
Annex 7 - Application for returning of food.
Annex 8 - Schedule for veterinary designated companies as stock in a free zone, customs warehouses, ship provisioning companies and specifically licensed warehouses.
Annex 9 - Third Country List (TCL): Fresh meat, minced meat, meat preparations and mechanically separated meat of livestock.
Annex 10 - TCL: Fresh meat and prepared meat of poultry and farmed featherd game, other than meat of farmed ostriches.
Annex 11 - TCL: Fresh meat, minced meat, meat preparations and mechanically separated meat of farmed and wild game mammals other than hares and rabbits.
Annex 12 - TCL: Fresh meat and meat of wild feathered game meat and farmed ratites (ostrich).
Annex 13 - TCL: Meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines.
Annex 14 - TCL: Frog legs and land snails.
Annex 15 - TCL: Milk, dairy products, colostrum * and colostrum based products *.
Annex 16 - TCL: Shell and cooked egg.
Annex 17 - Fresh meat from rabbits and hares.
Annex 18 - TCL: Honey, royal jelly and other beekeeping products for human consumption.
Annex 19 - TCL: Fish and fishery products in any form, excluding bivalve molluscs (A), echinoderms, tunicates, marine snails.
Annex 20 - TCL: Bivalve molluscs, echinoderms, tunicates and marine snails in any form.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Order enters into force on 13 April 2019.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om veterin rkontrol ved indf rsel af animalske f devarer og om straffebestemmelser for overtr delse af relaterede EU-retsakter