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13.5 Restrictions

  • 13.5.1 Within the EU/EEA
  • 13.5.2 From non EU countries

Imports and exports are restricted on certain goods.

13.5.1 Within the EU/EEA

In principle, foodstuffs may be freely brought in from other EU countries, with a few exceptions (fish and fish products, plants and plant products). Additional restrictions apply for example to illegal goods such as narcotics, as well as endangered species of animals and plants, wood packaging material and arms.

13.5.2 From non EU countries

In general, the import of meat and dairy products to Sweden from non-EU countries is not allowed. Exceptions are made if you import food from Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino or Switzerland.

The following foodstuffs can be imported without restriction:

  • Bread, biscuits, chocolate and sweets, unless mixed with or filled with meat products
  • Meat extracts such as broth or stock cubes
  • Other broths or aromas for soups, if packed for the end consumer, that contains meat extracts or fish oil
  • Pasta and noodles unless containing meat products
  • Olives filled with fish
  • Packed and marked products that do not contain meat o dairy and less than 50% processed egg and fish stuffs, provided that the product can be kept in room temperature or is fully cooked
  • Gelatine capsules without filling
  • Food supplements

For more detailed information contact the Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket) or Swedish Customs.

Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket)

Swedish Customs


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