Norway Adopts New Import Fees for Animal Fish Feed

  • The Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Geir Pollestad, has responded to a written question from Member of Parliament Terje Halleland (FrP) regarding changes in import fees for large bags of animal-origin fish feed.
  • Terje Halleland’s question was related to when Karmsund Port can inform its customers about changes in the fee regime to reflect the costs of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) and implement Mattilsynet’s proposed changes to the fee regulation.
  • The proposed changes to the fee for veterinary border control of animal-origin fish feed imported in large bags have been finalized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Trade and Fisheries. The change means that the fee will be the same as that for fishmeal imported in large bags, i.e., NOK 24.34 per ton will apply to both fishmeal and full feed for fish.
  • The changes were implemented through the Regulation on Payment of Fees for Veterinary Border Control, and the new fee rates came into effect on September 21, 2023.

Keywords: Norway, Animal Fish Feed, Import Fees, Regulation, Mattilsynet, Ministry of Agriculture and Food