Marketing standards for non-EU countries

Fruit and vegetable products sold within the European Union must conform to specific EU marketing standards.

For products originating inside the EU, conformity checks are carried out by inspection bodies, under the supervision of national authorities.

In the case of products originating outside the EU, non-EU countries may carry out their own conformity checks under the conditions set out in Article 15 of Commission implementing regulation (EU) No 543/2011. These conditions are designed to ensure that checks align with EU or equivalent standards.

As part of the regulations governing marketing standards, the Commission publishes details of the official authorities and inspection bodies responsible for carrying out conformity checks in the respective non-EU countries, as well as the conformity certificates issued by each country.

Products Countries
Fresh fruits and vegetables Kenya, India, Israel, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
Apples, pears and kiwi fruit New Zealand

Country information

Switzerland

  • Official authority

    Office fédéral de l’agriculture
    Département fédéral de l’économie
    Mattenhofstrasse 5, CH-3003 Berne
    Phone: +41 31 324 84 21
    Fax: +41 31 322 26 34

  • Inspection body

    Qualiservice Sàrl
    Kapellenstrasse 5 Case postale 7960, CH-3001 Berne
    Phone: +41 31 385 36 90
    Fax: +41 31 385 36 99

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Morocco

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South Africa

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Israel

  • Official authority

    Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development PPIS (Plant Protection and Inspection Service)
    PO Box 78, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
    Phone: +972 3 968 1500
    Fax: +972 3 368 15 07

  • Inspection body

    Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development PPIS (Plant Protection and Inspection Service)
    Fresh produce quality control service
    PO Box 78, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
    Phone: +972 3 968 1524
    Fax: +972 3 368 1579
    E-mail: Amitm@moag.gov.il

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India

  • Official authority

    India Agricultural Marketing Adviser Ministry of Agriculture
    A Neeraja, Joint Secretary (INM)
    Room No 299 C Krishi Bhawan, Dr Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi-110001
    Phone: +91 112 3388756 / +91 112 3381757
    E-mail: neeraja.adidam@nic.in

  • Inspection body

    Directorate of Marketing and Inspection Department of Agriculture and Cooperation Government of India
    Shri B.K. Joshi, Deputy Agricultural Marketing Adviser
    A Block, C.G.O. Building, N.H. –IV Faridabad - 121 001
    Phone: +91 129 2414905 / +91 129 2434348
    Fax: +91 129 2416568
    E-mail: rgs-agri@nic.in

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New Zealand

  • Official authority and inspection body

    Ministry for Primary Industries
    Pastoral House, 25 the Terrace, PO Box 2526 Wellington 6140, New Zealand
    Phone: +64 4 894 0100
    Fax: +64 4 894 0720
    Web: https://www.mpi.govt.nz

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Senegal

  • Official authority

    Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Equipement Rural
    Direction de la Protection des Végétaux
    BP 20054 Thiaroye Dakar, Sénégal
    Phone: +221 33 834 03 97
    Fax: +221 33 834 28 54 / 33 854 42 90
    E-mail: layedpv@gmail.com / dpv1@orange.sn

  • Inspection body

    Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Equipement Rural
    Direction de la Protection des Végétaux
    Division législation et quarantaine des plantes (DLQ)
    Phone: +221 33 834 03 97
    Fax: +221 33 834 28 54
    E-mail: layedpv@gmail.com / dpv1@orange.sn

  • The conformity clearance certificate used by Senegal may be accessed through the Senegalese authorities.


Kenya

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Turkey

  • Official authority and inspection body

    Ministry of Economy DG of Product Safety and Inspection,
    İnönü Bulvarı, No: 36 06510 Emek/Ankara
    Phone: +90 312 212 87 67
    Fax: +90 312 212 68 64 / +90 312 212 87 68
    E-mail: kaplans@ekonomi.gov.tr

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United Kingdom

  • Competent authority for Approved Inspection Scheme for export of fruit and vegetables

    Horticulture Marketing Inspectorate (HMI)
    APHA Sand Hutton
    York
    YO411LZ
    United Kingdom
    Contact: Mark Donegan (Head of Branch)

    Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)
    Dundonald House
    Upper Newtownards Road
    Ballymiscaw
    Belfast BT4 3SB
    United Kingdom
    Contact: Rodney Martin (DAERA Plant Health Inspection)

    Scottish Government’s Horticulture and Marketing Unit (HMU)
    SASA
    1 Roddinglaw Road
    Edinburgh
    EH12 9FJ
    United Kingdom
    Contact: Jason Rumens (Head of Horticulture and Marketing)

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Legal basis

EU implementing regulation 543/2011 – implementing rules for fruit and vegetables.