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Exporters warned about scam

This article was originally published in Foodnews

THE Subdirectorate General for Foreign Health, within the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Gender Equality (MOH) has informed the Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) in the US embassy in Madrid about a scam that is targeting food export companies looking to establish their products in Spain. According to the USDA, the scamming company has claimed that subject to national law, food products must be registered before they are imported. It then charges EUR500-750 (USD707-1 060) to register. The MOH has told the OAA that there is no such requirement for registration, only special items such as baby dairy food products or sports supplements need to be registered. All import requirements are available athttp://tinyurl.com/6hyq23z

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