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Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)

Dr. Margaretha Büning-Fesel
Deichmanns Aue 29
D - 53179 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0)228 / 6845 – 0
Fax: +49 (0)30 1810 6845 3444
E-Mail: info(at)ble(dot)de

Responsible for the Content:

Dr. Johanna Wider, Unit 331, BLE

Internet Editors:

Karina Klein, Unit 331, BLE
E-Mail: ibv(at)ble(dot)de

Legal notice:

Sales tax identification number

The sales tax identification number according to § 27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz is DE 114 110 249.


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No guarantee can, in particular, be given for completeness and correctness of information obtained through external links.

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