Northwest Horticultural Council
Population: 5,920,767 (July 2022 est.)
Official Language(s): Danish
Member of the European Union
Please click on the above link for a list of chemical MRLs.
II. CHEMICALS AND ADDITIVE INFORMATION
A. Chemical residue standards:
As a member of the European Union (EU), Denmark applies MRL’s as established by the EU as well as setting its own standards for chemicals not registered by the EU.
Concern about the use of antibiotics on pears and apples has moved Denmark to initiate discussions with the EU regarding standards for such applications. The NHC will alert the industry when it obtains information on specific changes, if any, in regulatory policy.
B. Monitoring chemical residues:
The Veterinary and Food Directorate takes samples at importer level for testing.
C. Restrictions on use of waxes:
The European Union (EU) permits the use of white beeswax, yellow beeswax, candelilla wax, carnauba wax and shellac on apples and pears (EC Directive 95/2/EC).
Morpholine is not allowed to be present as an additive to waxes or other food coatings. There is active enforcement of this prohibition.
III. ORGANIC FRUIT REGULATIONS
Please refer to the EU chapter for information.
As a member of the European Union (EU), Denmark applies the EU’s tariff schedule and entry price system on apple, pear and cherry imports. Please refer to the EU chapter for additional information.
V. NON-TARIFF BARRIERS
A. Labeling requirements:
European Union (EU) labeling requirements apply. Please refer to the EU chapter for additional information.
B. Licenses and quotas:
EU licensing/quota regulations, if any, apply. Please refer to the EU chapter for additional information.
C. Currency Issues:
D. Pest and plant disease restrictions:
Please refer to EU chapter for specific regulations which apply to all EU member countries.
E. Other trade restrictions:
Please refer to the EU chapter for information on solid wood packing material regulations.
VI. MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES FOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST TREE FRUIT INDUSTRY:
VII. OTHER RESOURCE LINKS:
- The World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)
- Denmark (U.S. Commercial Service/Department of Commerce)
- U.S. Embassy