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Key figures

Norwegian Customs' responsibilities:
- To prevent the illegal importation and exportation of goods
- To ensure that customs duties are correctly declared, assessed and paid in a timely fashion

Norwegian Customs had a total of 1 974 employees at year-end 2013.

 
Customs duties and other taxes (NOK million)
 201320122011
Custom duties 2,882 2,877 2,537
Value addes tax on imports 121,900 120,071 115,374
Motor Vihicle taxes 32,309  33,213 48,029
Special taxes 55,114  53,916 38,316
Total  212,205  210,077 204,256
Assessments - number of declarations
 201320122011
No. of import declarations 5,553,271  5,300,134 5,028,580
No. of export declarations 1,269,026  1,250,930 1,249,633
Total import and export declarations 6,805,297  6,551,064 6,278,213
 
Collection and arrears (NOK million)
 201320122011
Amounts assessed 213,258 211,312 205,524
New arrears (year’s) 284 299 201
Accumulated arrears 461 485 397
  Company audits
 Control of201320122011
Declarations 568 515 433
Accountancy controls 443 745 467
Special tax returns 3 11 3
Currency 51 46 56
Pirated goods 18 18 50
Control of low value shipments 10 - -
Control of highly taxed goods 60 - -
 All figures in NOK millions
 
 
Seizure statistics for 2013
  Per 31.12.13 Per 31.12.12
Seized goods

Seizures

Quantity Seizures Quantity
Alcoholic beverages
Spirits 7,380  49,756 litres  7 446 50,027 litres
Spirits > 60% 54  205 litres  45 5,869 litres
Beer 5,093  395,589 litres  5,258 401,288 litres
Wine 4,695  49,519 litres  4,695 49,435 litres
Pharmaceutical products, not narcotics
Doping 715 104,465 units 714

205,842 units

Narcotics
Amphetamines 332 234,951 g 135 110,324 g
Cannabis 1,463 866,291 g 1 221 1,253,034 g
Heroin 40 35,225 g 28 35,840 g
Cocaine 111 147,751 g 77 20,713 g
Tobacco products
Cigarettes 7,006 8,902,887 units 7,453 10,149,568 units
Tobacco products, other 1,546 1,495 kg 1,820 2 005 kg