Importing used agricultural or forestry machines or vehicles to Sweden and the EU
Used machinery and vehicles can carry different kinds of pests as they are moved from one place to another. Therefore, you have to make sure that the machine or vehicle is cleaned properly before import. It should be free from soil and plant residues.
Machines and vehicles which are covered by the regulations
This applies to used agricultural and forestry machinery listed in Annex XI of Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2072.
The documents you need
The EU has introduced a requirement that a phytosanitary certificate must accompany used agricultural and forestry machines when they are being imported from a country outside of the EU.
You need to apply for such a certificate from the Plant health authorities in the country of origin. If the machine is being imported from Norway you should contact Mattilsynet. You can find more info on their website.
The original phytosanitary certificate must accompany the machine during the shipment.
Used machines and vehicles that must be accompanied a phytosanitary certificate
The following used machines and vehicles must have phytosanitary certificates and must be reported for inspection by the Swedish Board of Agriculture. This applies to imports into the EU from all countries outside the EU except Switzerland.
Relevant machines and vehicles are identified by a CN code. Please note that this requirement only applies to machines and vehicles that have already been operated for agricultural or forestry purposes.
The tables below show the CN code and its respective description under Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87.
ex 8432 10 00
Harrows, scarifiers, cultivators, weeders and hoes
ex 8432 21 00
Seeders, planters and transplanters
ex 8432 31 00
Manure spreaders and fertiliser distributors
ex 8432 41 00
ex 8432 80 00
ex 8432 90 00
Straw or fodder balers, including pick-up
ex 8433 40 00
ex 8433 51 00
Root or tuber harvesting machines
ex 8433 53 10
ex 8436 80 10
Road tractors for semi-trailers
ex 8701 20 90
Agricultural tractors and forestry tractors,
ex 8701 91 10
Report the import
You must report your import using the web-based system Traces NT, no later than 13.00 on the weekday prior to the day of import.
If you are importing to another EU member state and your company is registered there, please contact the authorities in the importing country to get access to Traces NT.
Once you have reported your import in Traces NT you will get an ID-number, for example CHEDPP.SE.2021.0000123. Note this number.
If you are a private individual or just want to import a used machine at a single occasion, the Swedish Board of Agriculture can help you.
Contact us using e-mail or phone.
You can also contact an agent for assistance.
When you are at the border
Register your shipment with the Swedish Customs using the ID number you received in Traces NT.
Show the original phytosanitary certificate to the Customs. The Swedish Board of Agriculture inspects the phytosanitary certificate and in some cases there is also an inspection of the machine itself. These inspections are carried out on weekdays from 08:00 to 15:30. If the shipment is approved, the Swedish Board of Agriculture will issue a clearance via Traces NT and you can pass.
Revision date: 2022-05-17