Ingredient translation selling to Germany


We are a small chocolate manufacturing company looking to export to Germany.
Are we able to export with our current UK packaging or are we obliged to provide German translation of the ingredient label. Who is responsible for this translation would it be exporter or importer.
many thanks


Hi there,

Many thanks for your question – you will hopefully get an answer in a week or so.

For now, I recommend looking at the following webinar for tips:


hi there

your question and project would be best answered by one of our DIT (previously UK Trade & Investment) trade advisers in the east of England and by us at Enterprise Europe Network in the East of England too: we have language and culture specialists, experienced trade advisers and contacts in Germany to help you get the information you need for your export project, all free of charge.

Would you mind giving me a call to discuss in more detail? my telephone number is 01707 398024, or email me at

the DIT (Department for International Trade) can be contacted on 01707 398398 or email

Kind regards

Mathilde Murphy

Mathilde Murphy |Trade & Information Team Manager| Enterprise Europe Network 


Enterprise Europe Network helps ambitious businesses innovate and grow internationally.  Jointly funded by the European Commission and Innovate UK, our experts advise and connect those looking to commercialise ideas and succeed in new markets.  In the UK, Enterprise Europe Network is delivered by 24 organisations located across England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.


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