Animals and plants

Last updated:2015-03-11

The following permits may be relevant for the activity that you are planning on starting up.

Permits marked with a form icon are included in the European services directive. You may apply for these permits electronically through this website.

  • Animal experiment activities 

    Applications for ethical review of animal experiment activities.

  • Animal husbandry 

    Supplying, selling or breeding animals and other activities with animals.

  • Circus 

    Notification concerning inspection of a circus.

  • Exemption for trade in wild animal and plants (application) 

    The purpose of the Species Protection Ordinance is to protect European species of wild animals and plants by regulating their import, export, sale and how they...

  • Laboratory animals 

    Application for a permit from the Swedish Board of Agriculture to use, breed, keep and/or supply laboratory animals.

  • Protected live animals, trade 

    Application for a permit to trade in certain species of animal pursuant to the Art-skyddsförordning (2007:845) (the Swedish Species Protection Ordinance).

  • Taxidermy 

    Application for a permit to professionally prepare, stuff and mount certain types of dead animals in accordance with the Artskyddsförordning (2007:845) (the...

  • Temporary exhibition of animals 

    Notification to professionally exhibit certain types of live animals to the public.

  • Wild animals in zoos 

    Application for a permit to exhibit wild animal species in a zoo.

  • Zoo facility 

    Application for a permit to use a facility for the public exhibition of animals.

Responsible: Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

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Companies in other EU/EEA countries

In general you will need the same permit whether you want to permanently establish your business or engage in temporary activities in Sweden. This includes notifications and registrations.

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