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Sweden Marketing: Labeling, Marking Requirements

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Sweden Marketing: Labeling, Marking Requirements

Postby bridgat » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:47 am

Labeling, Marking Requirements

Sweden does not require country of origin marking for imports. However, goods carrying incorrect designations of origin are prohibited, and products made to appear as produced or manufactured in Sweden may not be imported unless the correct foreign origin is clearly and durably marked thereon.

Special marking regulations and labeling requirements exist for pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food products and other product categories. Sweden has very strict health, sanitary and labeling rules and sophisticated capabilities for monitoring product quality.

A retail-size food package must show the name of the manufacturer, packer or importer, commercial name of the product, net metric weights or volume, ingredients in descending order of weight, last recommended date of consumption, and storage instructions if perishable or intended for infants. The information described above should be in Swedish and the local importers can assist NTM companies in arranging for proper labeling information.

Inspection and food labeling requirements were changed to conform to E.U. regulations when Sweden became a member of the E.U. on January 1, 1995.

The EU has mandated that certain products be sold in standardized quantities. Council Directive 80/232/EC provides permissible ranges of nominal quantities, container capacities and volumes of a variety of products. ... index.html

More information on labeling can be obtained from the following sources:

Food labeling:

Livsmedelsverket (National Food Administration)

Box 622

S-751 26 Uppsala


Tel: 4618 17 55 00

Fax: 4618 10 58 48

Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals labeling:

Lakemedelsverket (Medical products Agency)

Box 26

S-751 03 Uppsala

Tel: 46 18 17 46 00

Fax: 4618 54 85 66

Other chemical products:

Kemikaleinspektionen (National Chemicals Inspectorate)

Box 1384

S-171 27 Solna


Tel: 46 8 783 11 00

Fax: 46 8 735 76 98
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