Import Guide for Beginners This guide is intended for representatives of companies that will start importing goods into Norway. It provides the general rules relating to imports and directs you to more detailed information on the various topics.
Calculating customs duty and taxes There are essentially three types of taxes on the import of goods from abroad – customs duty, VAT, and special taxes. What you have to pay or report to the tax authorities depends on the type of goods and where they come from.
Temporary importation If you are going to import goods to Norway on a temporary basis, separate arrangements for declaration apply. You can avoid paying customs duty and taxes on some goods upon provision of security or a guarantee.
Free trade If you apply the various free trade agreements, you may be eligible for lower duties or duty-free status. This is called preferential treatment. There are only duties on foodstuffs (foods etc.) and textiles.
Reporting VAT on import to the Norwegian Tax Administration in 2017 From 2017, VAT-registered businesses report VAT on the import of goods to the Norwegian Tax Administration instead of calculating VAT on the customs declaration.
Customs declaration overview From 2017 the Norwegian Customs will offer a customs declaration overview as a new service in Altinn. The purpose of the solution is to offer all enterprises registered in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities an overview of their own customs declarations.