When importing food or costmetics, your company might have the obligation to register and report import activities to the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA).
Registration of the importer of food
Any food business operator that wishes to import foodstuffs to Norway must be registered with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA). Importers who use another business operator as the first recipient must ensure that this business operator is registered at the NFSA and that they are aware of their obligations.
Registration of the importer of cosmetics
The Norwegian legislation is nearly identical to the European cosmetics regulation, EU Regulation No. 1223/2009. There are only a few exceptions.
Norwegian importers and producers of cosmetics are obliged to fill in a form to the Norwegian Food Safety Authority to register their Norwegian firm/business.
We have national requirements when it comes to language (§ 4). Information according to article 19 (1) (d) and (f) in EC regulation 1223/2009 shall be in Norwegian. The products referred to in Article 19 (2), (3) and (4) shall also be labeled in Norwegian.
Registration of importers and manufacturers of food contact materials
Businesses that are to start production, import or sale of wholesale food contact materials have a duty to notify the food contact regulations. The duty to notify also applies to companies that are already in operation and that have not reported this to the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.
We have long experience in contact with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and can help you with different registrations and related issues.