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

Official authority

Ministère de l'Agriculture, de la Pêche Maritime, du Développement Rural et des Eaux et Forêts (MAPMDREF)
Avenue Mohamed V, Quartier administratif Place Abdellah Chefchaouni, B.P. 607, Rabat – Morocco
Phone:  +212 537 66 53 00 / +212 537 66 54 50 / +212 537 66 56 00

Inspection body

MOROCCO FOODEX
Route El Jadida, Lissassfa
Azbane roundabout near the Hotel Zenith, Casablanca – Morocco
Phone: +212 522 30 51 04 / +212 522 30 81 22
E-mail: contact@mfoodex.ma

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South Africa

Official authority

Mr. Billy Malose Makhafola
Director: Food Safety and Quality Assurance
Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Private Bag X343, Pretoria 0001
Phone: +27 12 319 7306 / +27 12 319 7304
Mobile: +27 721989278
Telefax: +27 12 319 6055
E-mail: BillyM@dalrrd.gov.za or BillyM@daff.gov.za

Inspection body

Mr. Lucien Jansen
Chief Executive Officer: PPECB
45 Silwerboom Avenue, Plattekloof, Cape Town 7560
Phone: +27 21 930 1134
Mobile: +27 82 951 8806
Fax: +27 867627818
E-mail: LucienJ@ppecb.com

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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

Official authority and inspection body

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS),
Oloolua Ridge, Off Ngong Road,
P.O. Box 49592-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 6618000
Mobile: +254 709 891000 / +254 709 891211
Fax: +254 20 3536175
E-mail: director@kephis.org / kephisinfo@kephis.org
Web: https://www.kephis.org

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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.