On this page we present information about authorisations, notifications and registrations required by an EU Directive on services in the internal market, the so-called Services Directive.
The links provided below lead to pages that are available in Swedish only.
Plan and guidelines for breeders´associationsOrganisations or associations that want to become approved breeders´ organisations or studbook-keeping associations need to apply to the Board of Agriculture, which approves the plan and the guidelines for the activities.
Breeding sheep and goats
Breeding bovine animals
Insemination and embryo activitiesPeople who intend to handle semen, ova or embryos need a licence from the Board of Agriculture. This licence can comprise, among other things, collection and treatment of semen, insemination, collecting ova or embryos, treating embryos for fresh insemination, and inserting embryos into recipient animals. People who trade in semen, ova or embryos also need to apply for a licence.
Insemination of sheep and goats
Insemination of pigs
Insemination and embryo activities, horses
Insemination and embryo activities, bovine animals
Activities involving laboratory animalsLicences for laboratory animals (in English)You need a licence from the Board of Agriculture both for using and for breeding laboratory animals. Before the animal experiment begins, an ethical committee must approve it.
There are also rules that say that facilities in which laboratory animals are kept must be approved by the Board of Agriculture. When new facilities are built or existing ones are rebuilt, they need to be approved before they are put to use. This also applies in case you change your facilities in any way.
DrainageLicence for drainage expertsPeople need a licence in order to accept commissions to act as a drainage expert in environmental courts. The Board of Agriculture issues licences to people who have an approved education in Sweden or any other EEA country, EEA being the European Economic Area of cooperation that comprises the EU Member States as well as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
Where to send your applicationAddress:Board of Agriculture 551 82 JönköpingSweden
E-mail to the registrar of the Board of Agriculture
For more informationYou can find more information about the Services Directive at the website of the Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.