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Norwegian Customs Service launches access to open data – service now available for download

Open data is about granting business and civil society access to data held by the public administration in a way that enables it to be easily used in new contexts by both people and machines.

The Norwegian Customs Service offers a data service within its open datasets that are offered as APIs (Application Programming Interface). These support both individual lookups and the download of full datasets. The service is free of charge and available to all. 

Examples of datasets produced by the Norwegian Customs Service include:

  • Customs Tariff structure. Source: Customs Tariff
  • Exchange rate. Source: TVINN
  • Overview of valid countries in TVINN. Source: TVINN
  • Overview of restrictions on export declarations. Source: TVINN

Formats

We make data available in XML and JSON formats. We update the data periodically and verify datasets on a daily basis to check for new updates.

Publication

The Norwegian Customs Service has its own CKAN installation where we publish our finalised datasets on a continuous basis. 

Additionally, the references to the datasets are also transferred to the National Data Catalog, which is managed by the Norwegian Digitalisation Agency.

Licences

The datasets are subject to a CC BY 4.0 licence.

Certifications

  • Exchange rate: ISO 4217
  • Country codes: ISO 3166

Future datasets

The Norwegian Customs Service plans to expand its range to include more datasets. We are therefore eager to receive feedback about published datasets, as well as other datasets that it might be desirable to have access to.