Customs and Border Goods
Information on what applies to customs and border goods and frequently asked questions are found below.
Information on co-loaded trailers with goods subject to border control, for example from the UK.
If you have goods that are subject to border control by the Swedish National Food Agency or the Swedish Board of Agriculture and is loaded together with other goods, we would like to draw your attention to the following:
- The goods must be checked and authorised by the respective authorities before the unit can leave the customs area of the port.
- Place the goods subject to border control at the back of the unit, so that they are easily found and accessible to staff at the checkpoint for sampling.
- The documents that are to accompany the shipment, i.e. original documents, must be placed in the unit’s document compartment or on the pallet or at the back of the trailer and be easily visible when the doors are opened.
- Goods classified as hazardous should never be loaded together with other goods.
If the goods or documents cannot be checked by NFA staff, the unit may have to be reloaded, or returned to the UK.
If transhipment/lifting is to take place, work orders should be issued to the terminal as informed by the staff of the Swedish National Food Agency or the Swedish Board of Agriculture. Work orders can be found via this link.
Reloading to another trailer can only be done once the replacement trailer is in place, pallets cannot be stored loose on the site.
If the goods are not approved and are to be returned or destroyed, this must be notified to the terminal for proper handling.
The inspection is carried out by the Swedish National Food Agency or the Swedish Board of Agriculture at Port 3 in Skandia Harbour. A new Border Inspection Point will be opened in spring 2023 inside gate 5. Transport is organised and charged by GRT. The control centre carries out checks on all animal products but is not approved for live animals. For imports not covered by the rules of the Swedish National Food Agency or the Swedish Board of Agriculture, normal customs rules apply.
Sending Work Orders
Frequently asked questions and answers on border-crossing goods
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