Additional information for Denmark

Table of contents:

  1. Integration into the EU
  2. Currency
  3. Customs administration
  4. Import procedure
  5. Special territories
  6. Trade regime and import licences
  7. Animal health
  8. Plant health
  9. Food and feed safety and marketing standards
  10. Environment protection
  11. Technical standardisation
  12. Packaging
  13. Labelling

1. Integration into the EU

Denmark is a member of the European Union (EU) since 1973.

2. Currency

The Danish Kroner (DKK) is the official currency in Denmark.

3. Customs administration

Products imported from third countries are controlled by the following administrative authority:

Skat (Central Customs and Tax Department):

Østbanegade 123
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel: (+45) 7222 1818
Fax: (+45) 7222 1919
E-mail: skat@skat.dk
Website: http://www.skat.dk

4. Import procedure

The Single Administrative Document (SAD) may be presented either by:

The SAD may be submitted to the customs authorities either by the importer or his representative. The representation may be:

Free zone

There is one free zone in Denmark located at the Københavns Frihavn (Freeport of Copenhagen).

The responsible customs authority of the Freeport of Copenhagen is:

Toldcenter København (Customs Center Copenhagen)

Snorresgade 15
DK-2300 København S
Tel: (+45) 3288 7300
Fax: (+45) 3295 1874
Website: http://www.skat.dk

5. Special territories

Greenland and the Faroe Islands belong to the Kingdom of Denmark, but are not part of the European customs territory.

6. Trade regime and import licences

The body in charge of issuing import licences for siderurgicals and textile products is:

Økonomi- og Erhvervsministeriet (Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs)
Erhvervs- og Byggestyrelsen (National Agency for Enterprise and Construction)

Dahlerups Pakhus
Langelinie Alle 17
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel: (+45) 35 46 60 00
Fax: (+45) 35 46 60 01
E-mail: ebst@ebst.dk
Website: http://www.ebst.dk

For agricultural products is:

Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri (Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries)
Direktoratet for FødevareErhverv (Danish Directorate for Food, Fisheries and Agribusiness)

Nyropsgade 30
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Tel: (+45) 3395 8701
Fax: (+45) 3395 8080
E-mail: eksportstotte@dffe.dk
Website: http://www.dffe.dk

7. Animal health

Inspections of live animals and products of animal origin shall be carried out at the designated Border Inspections Posts (BIPs). The Danish authority in charge of these inspections is:

Ministerie for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries)
Fødevarestyrelsen (Danish Veterinary and Food Administration)

Mørkhøj Bygade 19
DK-2860 Søborg
Tel: (+45) 33 956 000
Fax: (+45) 33 956 001
E-mail: fvst@fvst.dk
Website: http://www.foedevarestyrelsen.dk

8. Plant health

The competent authority for phytosanitary inspections is:

Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries)
Plantedirektoratet (Danish Plant Directorate)
Frø og Planter (Seeds and Plants)

Skovbrynet 20
DK-2800 Lyngby
Tel: (+45) / 45 263 701
Fax: (+45) 45 263 613
E-mail: fropla@pdir.dk
Website: http://www.pdir.dk

9. Food and feed safety and marketing standards

A. Foodstuffs of non-animal origin

Health control of foodstuffs of non-animal origin are carried out by:

Ministerie for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries)
Fødevarestyrelsen (Danish Veterinary and Food Administration)

Mørkhøj Bygade 19
DK-2860 Søborg
Tel: (+45) 33 956 000
Fax: (+45) 33 956 001
E-mail: fvst@fvst.dk
Website: http://www.foedevarestyrelsen.dk

B. Feedingstuffs of non-animal origin

Inspections of feedingstuffs of non-animal origin are carried out by:

Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries)
Plantedirektoratet (Danish Plant Directorate)

Skovbrynet 20
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Tel: (+45) 45 263 600
Fax: (+45) 45 263 610
E-mail: pdir@pdir.dk
Website: http://www.pdir.dk

C. Marketing standards for certain agricultural and fishery products

The compliance with agricultural and fishery marketing standards is controlled by:

Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries)
FødevareErhverv (Danish Food Industry Agency)

Nyropsgade 30
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Tel: (+45) 3395 8000
Fax: (+45) 3395 8080
E-mail: dffe@dffe.dk
Website: http://www.dffe.dk

10. Environment protection

A. Ozone-depleting substances and products

The authority in charge of controlling imports of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) is:

Miljøministeriet (Ministry of the Environment)
Miljøstyrelsen - Kemikalier (Danish Environmental Protection Agency - Chemicals Division)

Strandgade 29
DK-1401 Copenhagen
Tel: (+45) 7012 0211 / 7254 4000
Fax: (+45) 3332 2228
E-mail: info@min.dk / mst@mst.dk
Website: http://www.mst.dk

B. Imports of endangered species (CITES)

The competent body for the control of trade in endangered species of fauna and flora under the Washington Convention is:

Miljøministeriet (Ministry of the Environment)
Skov- og Naturstyrelsen (Danish Forest and Nature Agency)
Sektion for CITES (CITES Section)

Haraldsgade 53
DK-2100 København Ø
Tel: (+45) 7254 2423
Fax: (+45) 3927 3929
E-mail: sns@sns.dk / cites@sns.dk
Website: http://www.skovognatur.dk/DyrOgPlanter/Cites/Om+CITES/

The authority in charge of granting permits for plants is the Plantedirektoratet (Danish Plant Directorate), under the Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries):

Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries)
Plantedirektoratet (Danish Plant Directorate)
Frø og Planter (Seeds and Plants Division)

Skovbrynet 20
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Tel: (+45) 4526 36 00 / 4526 38 21 / 4526 37 01
Fax: (+45) 4526 36 13
E-mail: fropla@pdir.dk
Website: http://www.pdir.dk/Default.aspx?ID=7318

C. Control of trade in chemical products

The competent authority for controlling imports of dangerous chemicals and detergents is:

Miljøministeriet (Ministry of the Environment)
Miljøstyrelsen (Danish Environmental Protection Agency)
Kemikalier (Chemicals Division)

Strandgade 29
DK-1401 København
Tel: (+45) 7012 0211 / 7254 4285 / 7254 40 00 / 3266 0100
Fax: (+45) 33 32 22 28 / 3266 0474
E-mail: info@min.dk / kemikalier@mst.dk / mst@mst.dk
Website: http://www.mst.dk

The competent authority for the control of trade in fertilisers is:

Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries)
Plantedirektoratet (Danish Plant Directorate)
Frø og Planter (Seeds and Plants)

Skovbrynet 20
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Tel: (+45) 45 26 36 00 / 45 26 38 21 / 45 26 37 01
Fax: (+45) 45 26 36 11
E-mail: fropla@pdir.dk
Website: http://www.pdir.dk/Default.aspx?ID=6554

Imports of persistent organic pollutants are controlled by:

Miljøministeriet (Ministry of the Environment)
Miljøstyrelsen (Danish Environmental Protection Agency)
Kemikalier (Chemicals Division)

Strandgade 29
DK-1401 København
Tel: (+45) 7254 4000 / 7012 0211
Fax: (+45) 33 32 22 28
E-mail: mst@mst.dk / info@min.dk
Website: http://www.mst.dk

D. Control and management of waste

Miljøstyrelsen (Danish Environmental Protection Agency)
Miljøstyrelsen - Jord og Affald (Danish Environmental Protection Agency - Land and Waste)

Strandgade 29
DK-1401 København
Tel: (+45) 7254 4000 / 7254 4302
Fax: (+45) 3266 0230
E-mail: mst@mst.dk
Website: http://www.mst.dk

Packaging waste

The competent body for standards is:

Dansk Standard (Danish Standards Association)

Kollegievej 6
DK-2920 Charlottenlund
Tel: (+45) 3996 6101
Fax: (+45) 3996 6102
E-mail: dansk.standard@ds.dk
Website: http://www.ds.dk

11. Technical standardisation

A. Competent authorities

There are several authorities responsible for checking that technical products (such as industrial products, medical devices, radio and telecommunications terminal equipment, vehicles, etc) placed on the Danish market meet the standardisation requirements.

Identification and contact details of these authorities are listed for the group of products analysed in the respective Specific Requirement.

B. Standardisation body

Dansk Standard (Danish Standards Association)

Kollegievej 6
DK-2920 Charlottenlund
Tel: (+45) 3996 6101
Fax: (+45) 3996 6102
E-mail: dansk.standard@ds.dk
Website: http://www.ds.dk

C. Notified bodies

There are several notified bodies in charge of the attestation of compliance of products with the technical standards (conformity assessment), each body is responsible of certain groups of products under a specific directive.

12. Packaging

The competent authority in relation with package sizing is:

Dansk Fundamental Metrologi - DFM (Danish Fundamental Metrology)

Matematiktorvet 307
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Tel: (+45) 4593 1144
E-mail: info@dfm.dtu.dk
Website: http://www.dfm.dtu.dk

The competent authority in relation with materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs is:

Ministerie for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries)
Fødevarestyrelsen (Danish Veterinary and Food Administration)
Kontoret for Kemisk Fødevarersikkerhed, Dyrevelfærd og Veterinære Lægemidler (Office for Chemical Food Security, Animal Wellbeing and Veterinary Medicines)

Mørkhøj Bygade 19
DK-2860 Søborg
Tel: (+45) 3395 6000
Fax: (+45) 3395 6001
E-mail: fvst@fvst.dk
Website: http://www.fvst.dk

13. Labelling

The contents of the labelling must be at least in Danish. In line with the EU legislation, there are specific provisions for the different types of products (foodstuffs, textiles, cosmetic products, medical devices, etc.)