FAQs

What rules apply for import of food supplements for individuals?

It should be noted that The Environmental Agency supervises the surveillance of food supplements cf. Regulation No 624/2004 on food supplements

A general product must not contain substances classified by IMA to be permitted only in products manufactured as medicinal products and receiving marketing authorisations as such.

On the page to the left there are lists of classifications of herbs and common ingredients and permitted maximum daily doses of vitamins and minerals. A specific substance can be classified by comparison with the lists.

If a doubt arises as to the classification of individual ingredients it should be noted that the agency classifies formally such ingredients, with fees for such a classification being in accordance with the IMA's tariff