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Customs Procedures

Import Procedures
The Norwegian Customs Authority collects the import duties and taxes for goods from abroad. Commercial invoice plus a bill of lading or an airway bill are required general import documentation. A certificate of origin is not required unless specified. For more information, please contact the Norwegian Excise and Customs Authority.
Specific Import Procedures
 Importation of certain textile items, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals, fish nets and raw materials for the manufacture of nets, tobacco, arms, ammunition, live animals, animal products, fruits, vegetables and other plant parts requires additional documentation.
Importing Samples
Norway is a member of the international convention to facilitate the importation of commercial samples and advertising matter. Samples can be imported if they have been made unfit for use or if they have little or no commercial value. Samples intended exclusively for obtaining orders in Norway may be temporarily exempted from duty payment if a bond is posted upon entry. Upon re-exportation, this bond is cancelled.

Customs Duties and Taxes on Imports

Average Customs Duty (Excluding Agricultural Products)
Norwegian tariffs for industrial goods are low, usually between 3 % and 6 %. Goods imported from an EEA country are free from import duty. Any import of products is subject to Value Added Tax, which is currently levied at 25%. The VAT is deductible if the goods are intended for use in a VAT chargeable business. Before sending a shipment of considerable value, it might be wise to obtain an official ruling on customs treatment from the Norwegian Customs and Excise Authority.
Products Having a Higher Customs Tariff
Special duties and other duties and fees are levied on imported alcohol, tobacco, soft drinks, batteries, sugar, candy, foodstuffs, cassettes, cars, boat motors, lubricants, other motor vehicles, oil, gas coal, other petroleum products, plants and parts of plants and radio and TV receivers and accessories. Tariff rates for agricultural products are considerable. The Customs Tariff can be found on the Norwegian Customs and Excise webpage.
Preferential Rates
Norwegian Customs Tariff 2008.
Customs Classification
Harmonized custom system.
Method of Calculation of Duties
When the country exporting goods to Norway is not part of the European Union or European Economic Area, customs duties are calculated ad valorem on the CIF value of the goods.
Method of Payment of Customs Duties
By electronic payment system or by credit card.
Import Taxes (Excluding Consumer Taxes)

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