Preferential Trade Concessions For Norwegian Imports Require Special Invoice Declarations

Preferential Trade Concessions For Norwegian Imports Require Special Invoice Declarations

Norway is not a member of the European Union but member of the European Trade Association (EFTA).  As such, it does not automatically benefit from various preferential trading conventions signed between the EU and EFTA members.

However, Norwegian importers can take advantage of free or reduced rates of duty,if they input the right information on their paperwork as per the guidelines below:

For shipments valued under NOK50,000 (Fifty thousand Norwegian Krone)

If commodities are meeting the preferential requirements, it is essential to include on all Commercial Invoices a declaration using wording similar to the following:

 Supplier’s Declaration for Products having Preferential Origin Status

The supplier’s declaration, the text of which is given below, must be made out in accordance with the footnotes. However, the footnotes do not have to be reproduced.
DECLARATION
I, the undersigned, declare that the goods listed on this document ......................….(1) originate in ........…...........…...(2) and satisfy the rules of origin governing preferential trade with..................................................... (3).
I declare that (4):
􀀀 Cumulation applied with…………………..(name of country/countries)
􀀀 No cumulation applied.
I undertake to make available to the customs authorities any further supporting documents they require.
...................................(5)
...................................(6)
…………………………(7)
______
(1) If only some of the goods listed on the document are concerned, they should be clearly indicated or marked and this marking entered in the declaration as follows:
‘ …listed on this invoice and marked…were originating in…’
(2) The Community, country, group of countries or territory, from which the goods originate.
(3 Country, group of countries or territory concerned..
(4) To be completed, where necessary, only for goods having preferential origin status in the context of preferential trade relations with one of the countries referred to in Articles 3 and $ of the relevant origin Protocol, with which pan-Euro-Mediterranean cumulation of origin is applicable.
(5) Place and date.
(6) Name and position in the company
(7) Signature

If you don’t include this or a similar declaration, under no circumstance one can apply for preferential tariff.

If the goods were being shipped between EU and EFTA countries but were originally manufactured in a country that is not in the EU or the EFTA countries, then the preferential tariff is also not applicable.

For shipments valued over NOK50,000 (Fifty thousand Norwegian Krone)

These shipments must be accompanied by a duly validated original signed EUR 1 form unless this document is sent overnight in order to be available for inspection at the time of clearance through Customs.   .  

Whatever the value of imports into Norway, FedEx customers should note that if the shipper and importer do not provide an original signed copy of the invoice/ EUR1, this will result in delays in Customs clearance and additional duties may apply.

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