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Free-sale certificate

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

You may need a free-sale certificate (FSC) if you export food products, non-food products, animal feed or medical devices to non-EU/non-EEA countries. This applies among others to food and non-food products, animal feed, medical devices, crop protection agents and biocides. All FSC products must comply with European law and must be marketable without any restrictions within the EU.

Animal feed, food products and non-food products

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel en Waren Autoriteit, NVWA) can issue a free-sale certificate for animal feedExternal link (in Dutch) or an export certificate for food and non-food productsExternal link (in Dutch).

Pharmaceutical products and Medical devices

On request, Farmatec may issue an export certificateExternal link (CPP) (in Dutch) for farmaceutical products, with which you can certify that you possess the required permits for these products. Farmatec also issues export certificates for medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devicesExternal link. The Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board (CBG) issues export certificates (CPP) for animal medicationExternal link.

Farmaceutische producten en medische hulpmiddelen Voor facmaceutische producten kan Farmatec een exportcertificaat (CPP) afgeven. Hiermee verklaart u dat u beschikt over de vereiste vergunningen voor een farmaceutisch product. Farmatec geeft ook een exportverklaring medische hulpmiddelen en in-vitro diagnostica af. Het College ter Beoordeling van Geneesmiddelen (CBG) geeft exportcertificaten voor diergeneesmiddelen (CPP) af.

Crop protection products and biocides

The Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (CTGB) may issue an export statement for plant protection products and biocidesExternal link upon request. The CTGB will confirm through this statement that the product has been approved or registered for the specified application(s). You can freely sell the product for those applications in the Netherlands.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency