Hay (HS Code: 12.14.9091); Straw (HS Code: 12.13.0001); Processed hay and straw (HS Code: 12.14.9099)
Regulation concerning additional requirements for imported hay and straw for animal feed
The regulation introduces the following requirements for hay and straw imported into Norway:
- Hay and straw must be accompanied by a declaration from the producer that the hay/straw was stored for at least two months before export;
- Hay and straw from USA and Canada must be accompanied by attestation from an official veterinarian certifying that the product was harvested in a state or province where Chronic Wasting Disease has not been detected.
The regulation also includes requirements (that have been in place since 2001) for hay and straw from another Norwegian regulation in order to ensure that the additional requirements for hay and straw are in one regulation. These requirements are:
- Hay and straw must be accompanied by a declaration from the producer that the product was harvested from farms where manure has not been used as fertilizer for the past two years; Hay and straw must also be accompanied by an attestation from an official veterinarian certifying that the product was harvested from a farm where there are no restrictions because of contagious animal disease.