Guide to Sending Parcels to Norway

Norway's landscape is renowned for its majestic mountains and 1000 fjords, many of which launched the feared Vikings in the Dark Ages.

Today, Norwegians are a peaceful people who have created one of the world's wealthiest and happiest countries. And they like to shop too.

Just look at their e-commerce stats:

  • One of the highest per capita users of the internet - 97%
  • $5.2 billion USD of transactions in 2019 (in a population of 5.3 million)
  • 6% expected annual growth rate until 2024

E-commerce information for this page came from Statista and Datafeed, and many other Norwegian government websites.

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Easy Tracking Information

Shipments through Secureship come with full, easy to read tracking information to Norway

Full tracking information for parcels to Norway is available with Secureship
Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Oct 24, 2020
8:49 am
Trondheim, TR, NO
Delivered
Oct 23, 2020
7:18 am
Stavanger, ST, NO
In transit
Oct 22, 2020
9:03 pm
Bergen, BE, NO
International Clearance
Oct 22, 2020
8:14 am
Oslo, OS, NO
In transit
Oct 22, 2020
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Oct 21, 2020
4:30 pm
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Norway before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.


Shipping Documents Only Image to Norway

Documents Only

Documents can be shipped from Canada to Norway duty free providing the shipment's value is less than NOK 350 (about $50 CDN).

A wide variety of materials are considered documents including travel information material from Canadian tourism authorities.

However, private touristic publications are generally not allowed, but may enter if they are books and documents of a scientific, cultural, or educational nature.

Other items considered to be documents include:

  • Bids and blueprints for a bid invitation (for example, architectural plans to obtain a contract) or intercompany use
  • Diplomas
  • Driver's Licences
  • Examination Papers
  • Passports
  • Song books
  • Visa Applications

There are restrictions on certain items as shown below:

Document Type Restriction
Airline tickets Only if validated
Annual reports and newsletters Intercompany paper for internal use and with no commercial value
Brochures If non-commercial or for intercompany use
Business cards Up to 15
Cheques If personalised
Comics If published in book form
Credit cards In the name of the card owner only
Greeting cards and invitations If personalised
Manuals Technical manuals in an appropriate number for the purpose
Negatives, slides, and printing films sent to a press or publishing agency If the shipment has had its value increased due to editorial or press charges, an invoice is required
Newspapers and magazines Providing they are for non-commercial purposes only
Stationery Must be personalised with no commercial value and in a quantity proportional to non-commercial use
Tickets for stage performances, football (soccer) matches, and concerts If the shipment weighs less than 4 kg
Traveller's cheques Must be personalised

NOTE:
Shipments with an unrealistic value or no value indicated will be charged NOK 50 (about $7 CDN) per kilogram by Customs authorities. Shipments of more than 25 kg, or shipped without an invoice will be assessed a customs value above the de minimis threshold, and incur VAT charges.

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US
https://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2008-12-17-1502/KAPITTEL_5-7#%C2%A75-7-4
https://www.toll.no/no/verktoy/regelverk/tollabc/5/5-6/
https://www.toll.no/en/goods/books/

Shipping Gifts to Norway

Shipping Gifts

Gifts can be shipped to Norway from Canada with no duties or taxes incurred if the value of the shipment (not including shipping charges) is less than NOK 1,000 (about $145 CDN).

Gifts of food, plants, and weapons cannot be shipped to Norway.


NOTE: Make sure to include the words "Gift Shipment" or "Unsolicited Gift" are included on the commercial invoice (see sample).

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

If an individual living in Canada sends a gift to another individual in Norway, it is assumed the gift:

  • Is free and no financial compensation is expected
  • Will be used by the receiver and/or the receiver's family
  • Has a value of NOK 1,000 or less (about $145 CDN) - so that no duties or taxes are charged

A gift will have VAT charged by Norwegian Customs if:

  • Its value is greater than NOK 1,000 (about $145 CDN)
  • The person sending it lives in Norway, even if they are staying in Canada temporarily
  • It was sent from a store (even if purchased from an individual)
  • It is meant to be distributed to a company's clients
  • Contains alcoholic beverages or tobacco products

Shipments from Business-to-business

No information is available at this time.

Shipments From a Business-to-Individual

If a gift is shipped from a Canadian business to individuals that are clients of the company, then VAT will be charged.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Edvard Munch
0578 Oslo
Norway


Phone: +47 23 49 35 00
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Sending Multiple Gifts to Norway

If a shipment contains several boxes to the same recipient, then duties and taxes will be charged, even if the value of the shipment is NOK 1,000 or less (about $145 CDN).

Exemption from duties and taxes does not apply if a shipment contains several containers for the same recipient, regardless of whether the individual containers have a value of NOK 1,000 or less.

Be sure to:

  • Words "Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package" appear in General Description of Goods as well as the Detailed description of goods (see sample)
  • Individually wrap and tag each gift separately
  • Ensure the names on each tag are different and clearly marked on the commercial invoice

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Edvard Munch
0578 Oslo
Norway


Phone: +47 23 49 35 00
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
https://www.toll.no/en/goods/gifts/


Shipping personal effects/belongings to Norway

Shipping Personal Effects

You may ship your personal effects to Norway from Canada without paying duties and taxes providing:

  • You have lived outside of Norway continuously for more than 1 year
  • The items are used and you have owned them while living in Canada
  • The goods will be used by you when you start living in Norway

When you arrive in Norway you will have to submit a declaration for the importation of household goods
Form RD0030. This form is available by clicking here.


NOTE: An inventory list of household goods should be included with the shipment.

Dutiable and Taxable Items

Alcohol, tobacco products, food, and occupational equipment are not exempt from duties and taxes when shipped with personal effects. They must be declared.

Moving Temporarily

No information about moving temporarily to Norway is available at this time.

Moving Permanently

No information about moving permanently to Norway is available at this time.

Sources:
https://www.toll.no/en/goods/moving-goods/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Edvard Munch
0578 Oslo
Norway


Phone: +47 23 49 35 00
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Norway

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Norway is concerned about diseases entering the country via food. Therefore a number of items are not allowed to be shipped from Canada.

Do Not Ship

  • Meat and its products
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Infant food or milk from China

You May Ship

  • Powdered infant milk, infant food and special foods required for medical reasons (the product must be shelf-stable, a commercial preparation, and in a sealed package)
  • Baked goods such as bread, cookies, and cakes, providing they contain no meat
  • Chocolate and confectionary
  • Food supplements if packaged for consumer use
  • Meat concentrates and extracts
  • Olives stuffed with fish
  • Noodles and pasta if they contain no meat
  • Soup flavourings and stocks if packages for consumer use
  • Foods of animal origin other than meat, milk and their products, to a maximum of 1 kg

Sources:
https://www.mattilsynet.no/language/english/food_and_water/personal_import/exceptions_from_the_rules_for_personal_imports.2343

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Edvard Munch
0578 Oslo
Norway


Phone: +47 23 49 35 00
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Norway

Samples

Product samples may be shipped from Canada to Norway duty and tax free for the purpose of encouraging orders of the product.

This can include small samples of consumables - chocolate, food, beverages, perfume - that are freely distributed at trade stands and fairs.

Models and patterns of products can also be imported duty and tax free providing they are not for sale.

For a sample to be shipped duty free, a few conditions must be followed.

  • The sample is of negligible value
  • The good is not for sale
  • The sample good is to be made unusable or unsuitable for sale. For example, shoes may be punctured (a higher value item may enter duty free, but it must be re-exported to Canada)

Sources:
https://www.toll.no/no/verktoy/regelverk/tollabc/5/5-6/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Edvard Munch
0578 Oslo
Norway


Phone: +47 23 49 35 00
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Norway

Advertising Material

Written advertising material may enter Norway from Canada duty and tax free.

Items that qualify for this exemption include:

  • Brochures
  • Advertisements
  • Catalogues
  • Price lists

Conditions:

  • Advertisements are for goods or transportation and insurance services. Other types of services will incur fees.
  • Commercials for a particular product qualify for exemption, but not to films for public showing.


NOTE: A shipment of numerous similar documents that weigh more than 1 kg will incur duties and taxes.


Sources:
https://www.toll.no/no/verktoy/regelverk/tollabc/5/5-6/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Edvard Munch
0578 Oslo
Norway


Phone: +47 23 49 35 00
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Have your goods warranty repaired in Norway

Repairs

Canada and Norway are partners in the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA), but it only covers goods. Services such as repairs to equipment are not exempt from duties and taxes.

Items Under Warranty

Equipment under warranty shipped to Norway for repairs will not incur GST charges when they are returned to Canada.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

If an item is no longer under warranty and repairs are done on the item in Norway, then GST will be charged on the repair cost plus the cost of the parts incorporated into the repair.

Sending Product for Repair to Norway

If you're sending your package for repair to Norway, include the following information on the parcel:

  • The words 'REPAIR & RETURN' are stated on the commercial invoice under General Description or Remarks
  • Serial/Product number must be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section on the commercial invoice
  • Copy of Repair Contract included with all your export documentation

NOTE: Goods that are no longer under warranty for repair may require duties and taxes to be paid when the shipment returns to Canada.

Returning Product After Repair

If your product has been repaired in Canada and is being returned back to Norway, ensure to do the following:

  • Write 'REPAIR & RETURN' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section
  • Indicate the value of the product INCLUDING the cost of the repair under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Norway

NOTE: If you don't have the original tracking information or documentation then the recipient may be charged duties and taxes on the shipment.

Repair Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice must clearly state 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks section, and include the estimated time of return
  • Include the repair contract with shipment
  • Indicate the serial or product number and the cost of repairs under the Detailed Description of Goods section

Sources:
https://www.international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/european-association-europeenne/fta-ale/background-contexte.aspx?lang=eng
https://www.toll.no/en/online-shopping/repair-of-service-abroad/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Edvard Munch
0578 Oslo
Norway


Phone: +47 23 49 35 00
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
    Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Norway

    Temporary Imports

    Shipping certain goods to Norway on a temporary basis can be done without paying duties and taxes and without providing a security or guarantee.

    The goods that qualify for this provision include:

    • Professional equipment with a value of less than NOK 10,000 (about $1,450 CDN)
    • Production and broadcast equipment
    • Tourists' luggage

    Goods That Require a Security Payment

    In order to avoid paying duties and taxes, the following goods will require a security to be paid upon entering Norway:

    • Professional equipment with a value greater than NOK 10,000 (about $1,450 CDN)
    • Goods destined for demonstration at exhibitions and trade fairs
    • Equipment for fairs and circuses
    • Equipment for sporting and cultural events
    • Goods and equipment that will be tested
    • Scientific instruments and specialist tools

    Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

    In order to import your goods duty and tax free into Norway, you can pick from 1 of the 2 Temporary Import Methods listed below.

    Each option has its pros and cons. Regardless, each of the following methods requires you to complete a Commercial Invoice (CI). More details below.


    Option # Temporary Import Method Risk of paying Duties and taxes
    1 Commercial Invoice + Security Payment Very Low. High - if broker cannot clear goods temporarily)
    2 Commercial Invoice
    +
    ATA Carnet
    Very Low


    1. Complete a Commercial Invoice Only + Security Payment


    This is the simplest and quickest option. See example.

    NOTE: You should be aware that shipping using this method doesn't guarantee that your items will be imported duty/tax free. Not all brokers will clear goods as temporary imports (i.e. UPS, Fedex, DHL) nor is it a guarantee that customs won't charge any duties and taxes.


    2. CI + an ATA Carnet

    This option is great for items that frequently travel in and out of the country. It's also great because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide making the application process a one-time thing.

    In addition to declaring your commercial invoice as a temporary import, you can get an ATA Carnet for the items that are of temporary nature.

    ATA Carnets are beyond the scope of this article. You can however, contact your local chamber of commerce and they will be able to guide you along. You can also find more information here: http://www.chamber.ca/carnet/


    In addition to the 2 options listed above, the following conditions must also be met in order to qualify for a duty and VAT free exemption:

    • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
    • Stay no longer than 12 months in Norway, otherwise there will be duty, tax, and sanction charges

    NOTE:

    • If the above conditions are not followed, duties and taxes will be charged as though the goods have been imported permanently.
    • Your Customs broker can clear goods of a temporary nature (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc. typically cannot clear goods of temporary nature).


    Temporary Imports Checklist
    • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
    • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
    • Stay no longer than the period listed above
    • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
    • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
    • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

    Sources:
    https://www.toll.no/no/bedrift/import/midlertidig-import/
    https://www.skatteetaten.no/en/business-and-organisation/vat-and-duties/vat/import/calculating-and-reporting-vat-on-goods-imports/
    https://www.toll.no/en/corporate/import/temporary-importation/

     

    Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

    Ship To Invoice
    Edvard Munch
    0578 Oslo
    Norway


    Phone: +47 23 49 35 00
    Carrier tracking number: 736534736
    General Description:
    Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

    Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
    Customs Broker: UPS
    Date: 21 Oct 2020
    QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
    1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

    CA $1032.00
    Terms of Sale: None
    Total number of packages: 1
    Reason for export: Temporary Imports
    Contact Name: James Smith
    Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
    Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
    Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge



    Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Norway

    Permanent/Sold Goods

    Occasional Shipper

    If you ship occasionally to Norway (i.e. items you sold on eBay), there isn't too much you need to do. You will need to:

    • Include 3 copies of the commercial invoice with your shipment
    • Provide a detailed description of the goods on the commercial invoice (in order to avoid customs delays).

    NOTE: No EORI number needed if you are shipping as a private individual


    Regular Shipper

    If you regularly ship sold goods to Norway, we recommend you consult with a licensed customs broker in Norway. There may be some requirements that you will need to comply with such as obtaining an Economic Operator Registration and Identification number.

    Most shipments will incur a VAT charge of 25%, except food products, which incur a 15% rate.


    Sources:
    https://www.toll.no/en/corporate/transport-and-customs-warehouse/what-is-an-eori-number/
    https://www.toll.no/no/bedrift/import/beregning/merverdiavgift-ved-import/
    https://www.toll.no/en/corporate/import/import-guide-for-beginners/#Taxes_that_must

    Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

    Ship To Invoice
    Edvard Munch
    0578 Oslo
    Norway


    Phone: +47 23 49 35 00
    Carrier tracking number: 736534736
    General Description:
    Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

    Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
    Customs Broker: UPS
    Date: 21 Oct 2020
    QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
    15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

    CA $132.00
    Terms of Sale: None
    Total number of packages: 1
    Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
    Contact Name: James Smith
    Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
    Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
    Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel’s destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels - These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Norway. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Norway, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See temporary import section
Packaging List Infrequently required Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good.
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form is required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package
Importation of Household Goods

Always required when shipping personal effects

See Personal Effects section.

You can download the Form RD0030 here

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Prohibited items may not enter Norway whereas restricted items may enter but with limits to quantities or other requirements.

Prohibited Items

  • Meat and dairy products
  • Infant foods and milk from China
  • Alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content greater than 60%
  • E-cigarettes and other devices that substitute for cigarettes
  • Tobacco and snuff

Restricted Items

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Powdered infant milk and foods* - commercial products only
  • Special foods for medical reasons
  • Garden seeds
  • Endangered animal
  • Endangered plant species
  • Medicines and medicinal herbs Herbs and medicines
  • Toys dangerous for children under the age of 3
  • Antiques and cultural, artistic, or historical objects
  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Counterfeit products for resale

Must be shelf-stable, unopened, and commercial products only


Sources:
https://www.toll.no/en/corporate/import/import-guide-for-beginners/#restricted_and_prohibited_goods
https://www.toll.no/en/goods/new-tobacco-and-nicotine-products/
https://www.toll.no/en/goods/alcohol-and-tobacco/quotas/
https://www.mattilsynet.no/language/english/food_and_water/personal_import/brochure_food_import__what_are_the_rules.26978/binary/Brochure:%20Food%20import%20-%20What%20are%20the%20rules
https://www.mattilsynet.no/language/english/food_and_water/personal_import/exceptions_from_the_rules_for_personal_imports.2343
https://www.toll.no/en/goods/alcohol-and-tobacco/private-import/
https://www.toll.no/en/goods/alcohol-and-tobacco/private-importation-of-tobacco-and-snuff/
https://www.toll.no/en/goods/plants-and-seeds/import-of-plants-and-seeds/
https://www.toll.no/en/goods/endangered-animals-and-plants/travelling-with-endangered-animal-and-plant-species/
https://www.toll.no/en/goods/cultural-monuments-and-antiques/travelling-with-cultural-monuments-and-antiques/
https://www.toll.no/en/goods/toys/
https://www.toll.no/en/corporate/counterfeited-products/
https://www.politiet.no/tjenester/vapen/import-og-salg/

Duty & Taxes

Import duties and taxes in Norway are calculated based on the sum of the Customs Value, Insurance Amount, and Freight costs (shipping costs). This is known as CIF.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

Using the CIF Value, you can predict how much duty and tax the recipient would have to pay the Norwegian government to receive their goods.

Because of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) between Canada and Norway, most goods traded between them are duty free. The exceptions are textiles (clothing) and foodstuffs.

VAT will usually be charged on all imported goods to Norway. The standard VAT rate is 25%, but is reduced to 15% for foodstuffs.


Thresholds

Norway's de minimis value for duties and taxes on a shipment is NOK 350 (about $50 CDN). This means if a shipment's value is less than NOK 350 - including freight and insurance costs - then no duties or taxes are owing to the Norwegian authorities.

Currency Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Duty Exemption
(De minimis Value)
NOK 350 (about $50 CDN)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 25% (Standard)
15% (Foodstuffs)
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
NOK 350
Tax Calculation Method CIF

NOTES:

  • The NOK 350 limit does not apply to alcoholic beverages; taxes will be charged.
  • If both taxable and tax-free items are in the shipment, no taxes will be charged if the total value is less than NOK 350. Above this value, the taxable items will be taxed.

Sources:
https://www.skatteetaten.no/en/business-and-organisation/vat-and-duties/excise-duties/
https://www.skatteetaten.no/en/business-and-organisation/vat-and-duties/excise-duties/about-the-excise-duties/technical-ethanol/



Duties on Imports



  • CandyNOK 2.02 - 6.71/kg
    (about 30¢ - $1 CDN)
  • ChocolateNOK 2.72/kg
    (about 40¢ CDN)
  • Beers and WinesNOK 5.01 - 22.40
    (about 70¢ - $3.20 CDN)
  • Non-alcoholic beveragesNOK 4.82 per litre
    (about 70¢ CDN)
  • Tobacco0%
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video Games & Consoles0%
  • Computers & Laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles0%
  • Cameras0%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats10.7%
  • Beauty Products & Cosmetics0%
  • Jewellery0%
  • Shirts & Pants10.7%
  • Home Appliances0%
  • Toys0%

Alcoholic beverages will be charged duties as per their alcohol content, as shown below.

Alcohol Content Duty Rating
> 2.7% to 3.7% NOK 12.93 / litre (about $1.85 CDN)
> 3.7% to 4.7% NOK 22.40 / litre (about $3.20 CDN)
> 4.7% to 22% NOK 5.01 / litre (about 70¢ CDN)


Tobacco product tax
Tax is payable on all tobacco products that are either imported into Norway or produced in Norway.

Product Duty Rating
Cigarettes NOK 2.63 / item
Cigars and smoking tobacco NOK 2.63 / gram of the packaging's net weight
Chewing tobacco and snuff NOK 1.07 / gram of the packaging's net weight
Cigarette paper and cigarette tubes NOK 0.0402 / item

The tax covers:

  • Cigars
  • Cigarettes
  • Smoking tobacco, caraway chewing tobacco, raw tobacco in consumer packaging
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Snuff
  • Cigarette paper and cigarette tubes

Sources:
https://www.skatteetaten.no/en/business-and-organisation/vat-and-duties/excise-duties/about-the-excise-duties/chocolate-and-sugar-products/
https://www.toll.no/en/corporate/import/calculating-customs-duty-and-taxes/
https://www.efta.int/free-trade/Free-Trade-Agreement/Canada
https://www.toll.no/en/online-shopping/350-limit/
https://www.toll.no/en/corporate/import/import-guide-for-beginners/#goods_that_are_subject_to_duty
https://www.toll.no/en/corporate/import/import-guide-for-beginners/#vat
https://www.skatteetaten.no/en/business-and-organisation/vat-and-duties/excise-duties/
https://www.skatteetaten.no/en/business-and-organisation/vat-and-duties/excise-duties/about-the-excise-duties/alcoholic-beverage-tax/
https://www.skatteetaten.no/en/business-and-organisation/vat-and-duties/excise-duties/about-the-excise-duties/chocolate-and-sugar-products/
https://tolltariffen.toll.no/PageFiles/589230/Norwegian%20Customs%20Tariff%202019.pdf

Norway Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Television
  • Jewelry in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Additional Resources

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