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Shipping to Norway

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FedEx Clearance Process

All shipments crossing international borders must be cleared through Customs in the destination country prior to being delivered to the recipient. Unless the sender specified a broker, FedEx submits shipments to Customs and other regulatory agencies. It is the sender's responsibility to provide the necessary and correct documentation. Shipments that require more than the FedEx International Air Waybill and Commercial Invoice may require more transit time. If shipments are held by Customs because of incorrect or missing documentation we may first attempt to notify the recipient.

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Norway Import Clearance Process

When Shipping to Norway, clearance through Customs depends on whether you're shipping:

  • Documents with no commercial value
  • Dutiable goods

For shipments where clearance is required, Norwegian Customs Authority requires 24% VAT for all shipments with a value above US $20. Depending of the commodity, tax will also be added prior to release. FedEx will charge recipient VAT and taxes either directly or charge their account at Customs. Only companies can apply for this account at Customs.

Freight with a value above US $1000 to a private recipient or a company without account at Customs will automatically be stopped for collection of VAT prior to delivery.

A consignee must have a deferred account at the Norwegian Customs authorities. If not, there will be an administration fee of NOK 125 (US $15) assigned.

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Export Prohibitions and Restrictions

Certain items are prohibited by Customs for import to Norway. These items are in addition to items forbidden by IATA. Senders are responsible for making sure that the goods they are shipping are acceptable for shipment to Norway.

Forbidden for Import to Norway

  • Cash and cash equivalents
  • Dangerous goods as defined by IATA
  • Food, non-perishable
  • Furs
  • Medical products and prescription drugs (without approval from Norwegian doctors)
  • Seeds
  • Shoes (made in Taiwan)
  • Soil
  • Viagra
  • Wireless telephones (electronic and remote control)

Restrictions for Import to Norway

  • Jewelry, gold, precious metals, and precious stones are limited to US $2000

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Make sure your documents are always filled out consistently and accurately. Inconsistencies can cause delays.

Required Documentation

Required documentation varies according to the following factors:

  • Whether you are shipping documents with no Declared value. These shipments require only the fully completed FedEx International Air Waybill.
  • If you are shipping documents with a Declared value greater than US $25 or dutiable goods, we require a FedEx International Air Waybill and a Commercial Invoice.
  • If you are shipping non-hazardous chemicals containing alcohol you need to submit the recipient's import license.
  • If you are shipping textiles (finished or unfinished) the shipper must submit a Certificate of Origin and the recipient's import license.

FedEx International Tools

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Norway Import Regulations

Take note of the following regulations when importing to Norway.

  • The dimensional and weight maximums for import shipments:
    • FedEx International Priority: 274 cm (108 in) L, 330 cm (130 in) L & G, 68 kgs (150 lbs)
    • FedEx International Priority Freight: 302 cm (119 in) L, 762 cm (762 in) L & G, 1000 kgs (2200 lbs)
  • An invoice is required for all shipments with a Declared value.
  • Duty/Tax free entry is allowed for gifts valued up to US $70 (approximately NOK 500). Unsolicited gifts must be shipped from one individual to another and should not contain tobacco or liquor.
  • A Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) is required to this country for all US export shipments (including Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands) if any single commodity value is greater than US $2,500.

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Regulatory Contact Information

Oslo and Akershus Customs Department
POB 8122 Dep
0032 Oslo
Tel: +47 22 86 08 50
Fax: +47 22 34 68 30

Please see our tips to Avoid Customs problems to gain Customs clearance more quickly. For more information, please contact Customer Help.

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