Essential documentation for importing goods to Norway

Essential Documentation for Exporting Goods from the EU to Norway

If you are an importer receiving goods in Norway from the EU, you need to prepare and provide several key documents to the customs broker.
These documents ensure that the goods are correctly processed through customs and comply with Norwegian import regulations.
Here is a list of the necessary documents:

1. Commercial Invoice: A detailed invoice from the seller to the buyer, including information about the sale, such as:

– Invoice number and date.
– Buyer and seller name and address.
– Product description.
– Quantity of goods
– Unit price and total price
– Delivery time and place.
– Amount and time of payment.
– Any VAT and other fees if relevant.
– Incoterms (e.g., FOB, CIF)

2. Packing List: Details the contents of each package, including weight, dimensions, and packing method.

3. Bill of Lading (B/L): Contract of carriage between the exporter and the carrier, detailing the shipment information. For air shipments, an Air Waybill (AWB) is used.

4. Certificate of Origin: This document certifies the country of origin of the goods and may be required to determine if goods qualify for preferential tariff rates under trade agreements.

For specific goods:

– Health or Sanitary Certificates: Necessary for food products, plants, or animal products to demonstrate compliance with health standards.
– Technical Standards Certificates: Required for electronic or regulated goods to certify compliance with technical standards.

– Import License (if required): Certain goods may require specific import licenses or permits depending on Norwegian regulations.
– Customs Bond: Depending on the arrangement, a customs bond may be required to cover potential duties and taxes.

Providing these documents will help our customs broker facilitate a smooth customs clearance process and avoid delays or issues with your shipment to Norway.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Regulations can change, and certain products might have additional specific requirements.