Notify imports of fresh fruit, vegetables and other plant products, and wood packaging material
The Swedish Board of Agriculture shall be notified of imports of fresh fruit, vegetables, plants, and plant products for plant health or quality check. Used agricultural and forestry machinery shall also be notified. This applies to imports to Sweden from a country outside the EU.
Import notifications shall also be made for certain consignments including wood packaging material from Belarus, India and China. You can find further information about the applicable requirements on the page about wood packaging material.
Notification to be made in TRACES.NT
As an importer or an agent, you must register your consignment in the web-based system TRACES.NT. In order to use TRACES.NT, you need an EU login and access to TRACES.NT. You will log in and submit your import notification, which is called a Common Health Entry Document for Plants and Plant products (CHED-PP).
If you are a private citizen, you can e-mail us for more information about how to proceed.
How to fill in a registration in TRACES.NT
You need the commodity code (CN number/HS/tariff code) for all products that are included in the consignment. The commodity codes can be found on the website of the Swedish Customs. If you are registering plant products, you will also need to know the botanical name for your products. These are stated on the phytosanitary certificate.
Many fruits, vegetables, plants and plant products require a phytosanitary certificate to be allowed to be imported from a country outside the EU to a country in the EU. A phytosanitary certificate is a document issued in the exporting country and which certifies that the consignment complies with the recipient country’s requirements that it is free of plant pests.
Electronic phytosanitary certificates in TRACES.NT
Some countries can issue electronic phytosanitary certificates in TRACES.NT. An electronic phytosanitary certificate is valid when it is digitally signed. There is a list of countries that can issue valid electronic phytosanitary certificates. The list is continuously extended.
If there is a valid electronic phytosanitary certificate in TRACES.NT it will replace the paper copy, which means that you do not have to present the paper copy to the Swedish Board of Agriculture. However, the person who creates the CHED-PP must link the electronic phytosanitary certificate to the CHED-PP.
Please read the manual about where to find the electronic phytosanitary certificates in TRACES.NT and how to link an electronic phytosanitary certificate to a CHED-PP.
If you have questions about electronic phytosanitary certificates in TRACES.NT, you may contact the Swedish Board of Agriculture.
You must register your consignment in time and notify of any changes
You must register your import in time and if there are any changes you must notify us. You can find information about the applicable requirements on the page about phytosanitary certificates.
Fees for import check
There is a fee for the import check. You will find information about the fees on the page about phytosanitary certificates.
There is currently no fee for checks of wood packaging materials from Belarus, India and China.
Unavailability of TRACES.NT
If TRACES.NT is not available for more than one hour, you can send us an e-mail and we will let you know how to proceed to register the consignment.
Revision date: 2023-03-29