Letter mail
Prohibited articles list
Weight / size limit admitted:
üPostcard – maximum weight 20g.  maximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness – 5mm
üLetter – maxsimum weight 250gmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 5mm.
üSmall packets – maxsimum weight 2kgmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 50mm.
üM bag – maxsimum weight 30kg. maximum height - 80cmmaximum circumference -120cm.
Insured* letters admitted – yes;
Maximum insured value – 4000 SDR**;
On-line tracking provided – no;
Payments for inbound items in case, when content is a goods:

– Additional guidance has also been published by Posten Norge AS at;

ü Threshold level below which items are free of customs duties and other taxes - NOK 350;
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound letter – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English, French, (Scandinavian languages);
Delivery charge for small packets exceeding 500 g 
Period of retention for letters – 21 days;
Web site address of postal administration –
*Insured Parcel–Type of Registered Parcel,  which is insured at cost declared by the sender. Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.

**SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 

***Custom declaration for letter post is required only in case, when content is a goods.
Weight / size limit admitted:
ü Max weight – 20 kg
ü Max size - 1,05m X 1,05m X 1,05m (or 2m length & greatest circumference);
Insured* parcels admitted – no;
Maximum insured value -
On-line tracking provided – yes;
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound parcels – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian;
Payments for inbound parcels:

– Additional guidance has also been published by Posten Norge AS at;

ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - NOK 350;
To customers’ address:
ü Free – yes;
ü Paid service – no;
Period of retention for parcels:
ü Min – 14 days;
ü Max – 
Web site address of postal administration –
*Insured Parcel–Type of Registered Parcel,  which is insured at cost declared by the sender. Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.


Weight / size limit admitted:
ü Max weight – 20 kg
ü Max size - 1,05m X 1,05m X 1,05m (or 2m length & greatest circumference);
Maximum insured value:
 for documents: 4000 GEL
 for merchandise: 10 000 GEL
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound EMS – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
Payments for inbound parcels:

– Additional guidance has also been published by Posten Norge AS at;

ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - 250 NOK;
How many attempts at delivery are made: 1
Period of retention for EMS items: 14 days;
Coverage: entire territory
Days of the week on which EMS items are delivered: 1/2/3/4/5
EMS item delivery to P.O. Box: No
National holidays on which EMS items are not delivered: 1 January, 18,19,22 April, 1,17,30 May, 10 June, 25,26 December
Web site address of postal administration –
*SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 
The amount of insurance paid by the customer should not exceed the actual value of the contents of the parcel

Definition of Terms



·        Prohibited items – items whose import into the country is prohibited.    

·        Items admitted conditionally – items whose importation into the country is allowed with the term if a document issued by the relevant authorities of the exporting country is presented.    

·        Items admitted without conditions – items whose import into the country is allowed.    


Detailed information on the HS codes and their titles can be found on the Revenue Service web-page ( or at the following address:


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The below information is based upon the official source of Norway

Part I:
List of articles prohibited as imports (or in transit) or admitted conditionally
Note. – The information in the list is not exhaustive but meant for guidance only. In case of doubt, the relevant authorities should be contacted
(see list of adressees Part III).
Section I
Live animals; animal products
Chapter 1
Live animals
HS Code
■ Prohibited articles
Live mammal animals and birds, except bees, leeches, etc.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
Bees etc. See Part II, § 211.
Chapter 2
Meat and edible meat offal
HS Code
■ Prohibited articles and/or articles admitted conditionally
Meat and edible meat offal of mammals and birds is either prohibited or subject to regulation, Part II, §
Chapter 3
Fish and crustaceans, molluscs another aquatic invertebrates
HS Code
■ Articles admitted conditionally
All edible products in this chapter. Fish for breeding, etc. See Part II, § 22.
Live freshwater fish (also salmonidae).
Mackerel fillets, fresh or chilled.
Freshwater crawfish/crayfish.
Freshwater crawfish/crayfish.
Live mussels. See Part II, § 22.
Chapter 4
Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
HS Code
■ Articles admitted conditionally
All products, . See also Part II, § 212.
Chapter 5
Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
HS Code
■ Prohibited articles and/or articles admitted conditionally
Dead mammal animals and birds, and products thereof are either prohibited or subject to regulation. and Part II, § 212.
Section II
Vegetable products
Chapter 6
Live trees anotheplants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers anornamental foliage
HS Code
■ Articles admitted conditionally
See Part II, § 23.
Chapter 7
Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
HS Code
■ Articles admitted conditionally
See Part II, § 23.

Chapter 8                      Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
08.01-14                        See Part II, § 23.
Chapter 9                      Coffee, tea, maté and spices
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
09.01-10                        See Part II, § 23.
09.01         0901.90       Coffee husks and skins for animal feeding. See Part II, § 212.
Chapter 10                    Cereals
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
10.01-08                        Products made of or containing wild oats.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
Edible products. . Seeds for sowing. See Part II, § 23.
10.01-04                        Wheat, etc. See Part II, § 23.
Chapter 11                    Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
11.01-09                        Products made of or containing wild oats.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
Edible products.  and Part II, § 23.
Chapter 12                    Oil seeds and oleaginous fr uits; miscellaneous grains, seeds a nd fruit; industria l or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles and/or articles admitted conditionally
12.01-14                        Seeds for sowing are either prohibited or subject to regulations.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
All plants and Parts thereof. See Part II, § 23.
Chapter 13                    Lac; gums, resins anothevegetable saps and extracts
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally


Cannabis resin. See Part II, § 26.
Opium, etc. See Part II, § 26. Products for human consumption.

Chapter 14                    Vegetable plaiting materialsvegetable products not elsewhere specified or included
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
14.04         1404.90       Products for animal feeding. See Part II, § 212.
Section III                     Animal or vegetable fats a nd oils a nd the ir c leavage produc ts; pre pared e dible fa ts; a nimal or vegetable waxes
Chapter 15                    (Sole chapter)
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
15.01-22                        Products made from mammals or birds. See Part II, § 212.
15.01-04                        Animal fats covered by these headings. See Part Ii, §212.
15.01-02                        Animal fats covered by these headings. See Part II, § 212.
15.01                             Lard; other pig fat and poultry fat. See Part II, § 212.
15.04                             All fats and oils covered by this heading for animal feeding. See Part II, § 212.
1504.30                         Oils of marine mammals (including sperm oil), require an import licence.
15.06-20                        Products covered by these headings for animal feeding. See Part II, § 212.

15.07-17                        Animal fats covered by these headings. See Part II, § 212.
15.21         1521.90       Beeswax. See Part II, § 211.
15.22                             Degras and other goods covered by this heading. See Part II, § 212.
Section IV                     Prepared foodstuffs; bev  erages,  spirits and v  inegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Chapter 16                    Preparations of meat, of fish oof crustaceans, molluscs oother aquatic invertebrates
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
16.01-05                        Crustacean and similar sea animals. See Part II, § 212.
16.01-03                          Products made from mammals and birds. Sausages and other prepared or preserved meat, meat offal or blood. See Part II, § 212.
Extracts and juices of meat require an import licence.
16.03         1603.00       Extracts from whale meat require an import licence.
Chapter 17                    Sugars and sugar confectionery
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
17.01-03 - 04                     For all goods covered by these headings, see Part II, § 212.

17.02         1702.30

Glucose and glucose syrup See Part II, § 23.

Chapter 18                    Cocoa and cocoa preparations
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
18.01-06                          Cocoa and cocoa preparations. . Products made from mammals and birds, or goods containing such products, see Part II, § 212.
18.02         1802.00       Cocoa shells for animal feeding. See Part II, § 212.
Chapter 19                    Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
19.01-05                        Products made from mammals and birds. Products containing meat, meat offal, etc.  and Part II, §
Chapter 20                    Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other Parts of plants
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
20.01-09                        Goods containing products made from mammals and birds. Products containing meat, meat offal, etc.
For all products, see also Part II, § 23.
Chapter 21                    Miscellaneous edible preparations
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
21.01-06                          Products containing meat, meat offal, etc, see Part II, § 212. Products made from mammals or birds, or goods containing such products, see Part II, § 212.
21.02         2102.20       Yeast for animal feeding. See Part II, § 212.
21.04         2104.20       Homogenized composite food preparations. See Part II § 212.
21.06                             Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included. Essences containing alcohol. See Part II, § 24.
2106.90         Other (applies only to products consisting of more than 75% dry weight of cereals or milled products of cereals). See Part II, § 23.
Chapter 22                    Beverages, spirits anvinegar
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
22.01-06                        Beverages. See Part II, § 24.
22.02-08                        Goods containing eggs, products from eggs, milk or products from milk or other dairy products. See
Part II, § 212.

22.03-08                        Alcoholic products. See Part II, § 24.
22.09         2209.00       Vinegar and certain substitutes. See Part II, § 212.
Chapter 23                    Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
23.01-09                        Products for animal feeding. See Part II, § 212.
Chapter 24                    Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
24.01-03                         See Part II, § 25.
Section V                      Mineral products
Chapter 25                    Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
25.01-30                        Goods for soil improvement. See Part II, § 27.
25.01         2501.00       Salt. See Part II, § 27.
■ Prohibited articles
25.11         2511.20       Natural barium carbonate (witherite).
25.24         2524.00       Asbestos.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
25.30         2530.90       Earth. See Part II, § 27.
Chapter 26                    Ores, slag and ash
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
26.17         2617.90       Beryllium ores.
HS Code
■ Articles admitted conditionally
Peat. See Part II, § 27.
■ Prohibited articles
Creosote oils.
Chapter 27                    Mineral fuels, mineral  oils and products of their distillati  on; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
Section VI                     Products of the chemical or allied industries
Many products of these chapters are poisonous. See Part II, § 30.
Chapte28                    Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
28.44                             Radioactive elements and their compounds.
Chapter 29                    Organic chemicals
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
29.01-42                        Chemicals for use as, or in pharmaceutical products. See Part II, § 291.
■ Prohibited articles

Halogenated derivatives, acyclic hydroacyclic carbons containing two or more different halogens, like
■ Articles admitted conditionally
Propane 2-ol. See Part II, § 24.
Chapter 30                    Pharmaceutical products
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
30.01-06                          All products. See Part II, § 291. Products made from mammals and birds or goods containing such products. See Part II, § 212.
Chapter 31                    Fertilizers
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
31.01-05                        Import of these products must be authorized by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.
Chapter 32                    Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and the ir de rivatives; dyes, pigme nts a nd othe r c olouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 33                    Essential oils and resinoidsperfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
33.01                             Oils classified as pharmaceutical products. See Part II, § 291.
33.02         3302.10       Of a kind used in the food or drink industries. Se Part II § 24.


Preparations containing alcohol. See Part II, § 24.

33.03-07   Perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations, containing alcohol. See Part II, § 30.
Chapter 34                    Soap, o rganic su rface-active ag ents, washing preparations, lu bricating preparations, artificial waxes,  prepared  waxes, p olishing o r sco uring preparations, can dles an d similar articles, modelling pastes, "dental waxes" andental preparations with a basis oplaster
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 35                    Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
35.01-07                        Products of mammal animals and of birds or goods containing such products. See Part II, § 212.
35.01-03                        For use in edible products.
35.01         3501.10-      Casein, caseinates, etc, except casein glues.
35.02                             Albumin and albumin derivatives.
35.05         3505.10       Dextrin and other modified starches – all for animal feeding. See Part II, § 212.
35.07                             For use in edible products.
Chapte36                    Explosives;   pyrotechnic   products; ma  tches; py  rophoric a  lloys; c  ertain c  ombustible preparations
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
Substances considered explosive, inflammable or dangerous are prohibited in postal items.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
36.01-06                        All goods covered by this chapter. See Part II, § 35.
36.06         3606.90       Metaldehyde. See Part II, § 28.
Chapter 37                    Photographic or cinematographic goods
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
37.04-06                        Pornographic, photographic or cinematographic goods. See Part II, § 31.

Chapter 38                    Miscellaneous chemical products
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
38.01-23                        Preparations for soil improvement, plant growth, etc. See Part II, § 27.
38.08                             These products must be authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Oslo.
■ Prohibited articles
38.23         3823-90       Products containing CFC and certain other halogenated derivatives.
Section VII                     Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof
Spray  cans,  cellular  plastics  and  other  products  containing  CFC  and  certain  other  halogenated derivatives, are prohibited.
Chapter 39                    Plastics and articles thereof
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
39.23                             Used articles for the conveyance or packing of goods. See Part II, § 213.
Chapter 40                    Rubber and articles thereof
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
40.14         4014.10       Sheath contraceptives. See Part II, § 292.
Section VIII                   Raw  hides and skins, leather, furskins    and articles thereof; saddl   ery and harness; trav  el goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut(other than silk-worm gut)
Chapter 41                    Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
41.01-11                        Raw hides and skins (other than furskins). See Part II, § 212.
Chapter 42                    Articles of leather;    saddlery and harness; trav  el goods,  handbags and sim ilar containers;
articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
Admitted without conditions other than size and weight.
Chapter 43                    Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
43.01                             Raw furskins. See Part II, § 212.
Section IX                     Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of strawof esParto oootheplaiting materials; basketware andwickerwork
Chapter 44                    Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
44.01                             Bark. See Part II, § 23.


Sawdust and wood with bark of various trees of non-European origin, require a health certificate. See also Part II,  § 23.

44.15                             Crates and similar packing cases used for the transport of animals or infectious products. See Part II, §
Chapter 45                    Cork and articles of cork
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight

Chapter 46                    Manufactures of strawof esParto oof other plaiting materials; basketware anwickerwork
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
46.01-02                        Cover mats made of grass, hay or cereal straws for use in nurseries, truck gardens and the like. See
Part II, § 23.
46.02                             Crawfish/crayfish pots. See Part II, § 22.
Section X                      Pulp of w ood or of othe r fibrous cellulose material; w aste and scrap of paper or paperboard;
paper and paperboard and articles thereof
Chapter 47                    Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 48                    Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
48.13                             Cigarette paper, also cut in size, in booklets or tubes. See Part II, § 25.
Chapte49                    Printed books, newspapers, pictureand other products of the printing indus try; manuscripts, typescripts anplans
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
49.01-11                        Pornographic printed matter. See Part II, § 31.
■ Articles admitted conditionally
49.07         4907.00       Bank notes, etc. See Part II, § 32.
Section XI                     Textiles and textile articles
Chapter 50                    Silk
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 51                    Wool, finor coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn anwoven fabric
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
51.01-13                        Uncleaned wool or other hair of mammals. See Part II, § 213.
Chapter 52                    Cotton
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 53                    Othevegetable textile fibres; papeyarn and woven fabrics of papeyarn
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
53.01-05                        Tow made of used sacks, etc, of woven fabrics. See Part II, § 23.
5302          5302.10       Hemp still containing resin. See Part II, § 23.
Chapter 54                    Man-made filaments
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 55                    Man-made staple fibres
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 56                    Wadding, felt and non-wovens; s pecial y arns; tw ine, c ordage, rope s a nd c ables a nd a rticles thereof
Heading         HS Code           ■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 57                    Carpets another textile floor coverings
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight

Chapter 58                    Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapte59                    Impregnated, coated, c overed or la minated t extile fab rics; textile articles o f a kin d su itable fo r industrial use
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 60                    Knitted or crocheted fabrics
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 61                    Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 62                    Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 63                    Other madup textile articles; sets; worn clothing anworn textile articles; rags
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63.05                             Sacks and bags used for the packing of plants, etc. See Part II, § 23.
Section XII                    Footwear, headgear, umbr  ellas, sun umbrellas, w   alking-sticks,  seat-sticks, w hips, riding- crops an d Parts th ereof; p repared feath ers an d articles mad eth erewith; artificial  flowers; articles ohuman hair
Chapter 64                    Footwear, gaiters and the like; Parts of such articles
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 65                    Headgear and Parts thereof
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 66                    Umbrellas, suumbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and Parts thereof
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 67                    Prepared feathers andown and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Section XIII                   Articles of s tone, pla ster, c ement, a sbestos, mic a or  similar materialsceramic products;
glass anglassware
Chapter 68                    Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
Heading         HS Code           ■ Prohibited articles
68.11-12                        Articles of asbestos or containing asbestos.
Chapter 69                    Ceramic products
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 70                    Glass anglassware
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight

Section XIV                   Natural or cultured pe arls, pre cious or semi-p recious sto nes, p recious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin
Chapter 71                    (Sole chapter)
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Section XV                    Base metals and articles obase metal
Chapter 72                    Iron and steel
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 73                    Articles of iroor steel
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
73.09-10                        Used transport containers for animals or animal products. See Part II, § 213.
Chapter 74                    Copper and articles thereof
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 75                    Nickel and articles thereof
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 76                    Aluminium and articles thereof
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
76.11-12                        Used transport containers for animals or animal products. See Part II, § 213.
Chapter 77                    (Reserved fopossible future use in thharmonized system)
■ Not in use
Chapter 78                    Lead and articles thereof
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 79                    Zinc and articles thereof
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 80                    Tin and articles thereof
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 81                    Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 82                    Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; Parts thereof of base metal
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 83                    Miscellaneous articles obase metal
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Section XVI                   Machinery and mechani cal appliances; electrical equipm ent; Parts thereof; sound  recorders and reproducers, television image and sound re corders a ndre producers, a nd Pa rts a nd accessories of such articles

Chapter 84                    Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; Parts thereof
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
84.01-85                        Used agricultural machines and equipment covered by this chapter. See Part II, § 33.
84.21         8421.39       Filtering machines for shelters. See Part II, § 33.
84.71-73                        Data equipment operating in connection with the public telephone network. See Part II, § 34.
Chapte85                    Electrical ma chinery a nd e quipment a nd Pa rts the reof; s ound  recorders and  reproducers, television image and sound reco  rders and reproducers, and  Parts and accessories of such articles
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
85.12-43                        For many of the products covered by these headings, see Part II, § 34.
Section XVII                  Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment
Chapter 86                    Railway o r tramw ay lo comotives, ro lling-stock an d Parts th ereof; railw ay o r tramw ay track fixtures an d fittin gs an d Parts th   ereof; mech anical (including e lectro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 87                    Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and Parts and accessories thereof
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
87.01-16                        Used agricultural vehicles covered by this chapter. See Part II, § 33.
Chapter 88                    Aircraft, spacecraft and Parts thereof
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 89                    Ships, boats and floating structures
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Section XVIII                 Optical, photographic, ci nematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks anwatches; musical instruments; Parts and accessories thereof
Chapter 90                    Optical, photographic, cine matographic, measuring,  checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments an d ap paratus; clo cks an d w atches; mu sical instruments; Parts and accessories thereof
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 91                    Clocks anwatches and Parts thereof
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 92                    Musical instruments; Parts and accessories of such articles
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Section XIX                   Arms and ammunition; Parts and accessories thereof
Chapter 93                    (Sole chapter)
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
93.01-06                        For articles covered by these headings, see Part II, § 35.



Products for use in acts of violence. See Part II, § 35.

Section XX                    Miscellaneous manufactured articles
Chapter 94                    Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions a nd similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsew here specified or included; illumi nated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight
Chapter 95                    Toys, games and sports requisites; Parts and accessories thereof
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
95.06         9506.99       Authorization is required by the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority for motorized skateboards.
Chapter 96                    Miscellaneous manufactured articles
Heading         HS Code           ■ Articles admitted conditionally
96.02         9602.00       Wax prepared in combs for beehives. See Part II, § 211.
Section XXI                   Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
Chapter 97                    (Sole chapter)
■ Admitted without conditions other than size and weight

Part II:
Conditions of admission of articles imported or in transit

21  Animals and animal products
211 Bees anwax, leeches, etc
212  Products of animal origin intended for consumption/use by humans or by pet animals
213  Contaminated items
22  Fish and fish products; articles used in connection with fishing

The import of live bees and wax combs, with or without bees, can, in special cases, be authorized by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. Pressed honeycombs to be used in beehives may only be imported if accompanied by a prescribed certificate issued by the public authorities in the country of origin. Queen bees as well as parasites and live destroyers of noxious insects, intended for the control of these insects and exchanged between officially recognized institutions, are exempted from the prohibition.
General rules
The import of animals and animal products is prohibited subject to authorization by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. There are several exceptions to this regulation. Further information anda list of exceptions can be obtained from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.
According to the Washington Convention (CITES), trading in threatened species of animals is prohibited or may require a licence.
Authorization for trading may be issued by the Directorate for Nature Management.
Some of the main regulations
Regulations  on  meat  control  apply  in  addition  to  the  above-mentioned  regulations.  Import  of slaughtered meat, carved meat, pork, organs and products made from these items meant for human consumption (except for canned meat) and which is made from cattle, pig, sheep, goat, horse, poultrywhale, reindeer, moose, deer, roe-deer, fallow deer and bear, can only be imported ifauthorized by The import of live mussels and spat is prohibited without the authorization of the Director of Fisheries.
The  goods  must  be  presented  with  a  Veterinary's  certificate  from  the  exporting  country.  Food containing animal components, ie meat, plucks, blood, eggs, milk or dried milk is subject to authorization and a customs clearance permission by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.
Sausages, pastes and other similar foodstuffs can only be sent as postal parcels.
Animal feed containing any amount of animal products is subject to authorization. Further, the State has the sole right to import products to be used as feedstuffs. An import licence must be obtained from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority at the point of import customs clearance. Exceptions are made for tinned goods and feedstuffs for birds.
Contaminated items, such as used containers for animals or animal products and uncleaned wool or other hair of mammals are prohibited subject to authorization by the Norwegian Food SafetyAuthority.
The import of fresh, not frozen, mackerel is prohibited subject to authorization by the Ministry of
The importation of live lobsters is prohibited unless presented with a written statement from the authorities in the exporting country that the lobster disease Gaffkemis not detected, in addition, authorization is required from the Director of Fisheries.
The import of live mussels and spat is prohibited without the authorization of the Director of Fisheries. Fish  for  breeding,  salmonidae  and  freshwater  crawfish/crayfish,  cannot  be  imported without  the
permission of the Norwegian Food Safety AuthorityThis regulation also applies to packaging used for
the transport of freshwater fish and roe of such fish.


23  Plants and plant products
24 Beverages, spirits and vinegar
25 Tobacco and tobacco articles

All plants and Parts thereof for cultivation or intended for multiplication and unwashed vegetables with roots  must  be  accompanied  by  a  Health  Certificate.  The  Certificate  must,  in  certain cases,  be approved by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority before import customs clearance. A licence must be obtained for the import of certain edible vegetables.
The import of certain kinds of fresh vegetables, fruit and berries is prohibited in certain periods of the year.
A licence is required from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority for the import of glucose and glucose syrup.
The import of wood and articles of wood is subject to authorization by the Norwegian Food Safety
According to the Washington Convention (CITES) trading in threatened species of plants is prohibited or  may require a licence. Authorization for trading may be issued by the Directorate forNature Management.
Distilled spirits, wine, fruit wine, mead, beer, alcohol and isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol) may only be imported by the State Wine Monopoly (A/S Vinmonopolet) or by permission from that body,even for the importation of beer. Pharmaceutical products are exempted from the monopoly.
If the beverage is imported by private persons and only intended for personal consumption, such a permission may be granted from Helse og Sosialdepartementet according to written application.Such permition may only be granted for consignments with a maximum of 4 liters of alcoholic beverages.
Importation  of  distilled  spirits  with an alcohol content of more than 60% is prohibited. Import of alcoholic beverages is prohibited for anyone under 20 years of age.
Representatives of Norwegian and foreign firms are permitted to import necessary samples of spirits and wine, if they have obtained a permit from A/S Vinmonopolet.
Alcoholic essences must be approved by the Technical Alcohol Committee, which is also in charge of issuing import licences.
Wine and distilled spirits can only be sent as parcel post.
Dutiable tobacco and tobacco articles may only be imported commercially by importers who are registered with the Head of the Regional Customs Administration.

26 Narcotics                Items of opium, morphine, cocaine and other narcotics may be sent as a parcel for medical or scientific purposes, but  only if imported by companies who have obtained aspecial permit for this purpose from the Norwegian Medical Agency. A special import licence from the Norwegian Medical Agency is required for each item prior to customs clearance.
Narcotics can only be sent as parcels or as registered items.
27 Mineral products   The import of earth, manure, goods for soil improvement, cultivation media, composting products, peat, etc, is subject to authorization by the Norwegian Food SafetyAuthority.

28  Chemical products
29   Pharma- ceutical products
291 Medicaments and other products used
in medical treatment

Poisons not liberating poisonous or irritating gas or damp and intended for medical or scientific use, may be sent as postal parcels or registered items. Such products must usually be presented witha receipt of the Product Register.
The Norwegian Medicinal Depot has the sole right to import pharmaceutical products. This body can, on certain conditions, give authorization to others. Permission (exemption) of importation is decided by the Ministry of Health and Sosial Affairs.
Serums, vaccines and other bacteriological and serological preparations may be imported by laboratories and institutes approved by the the Ministry of Health and Sosial Affairs.
The import of radioisotopes must be authorized by the State Institute of Radiation (Statens institutt for strålehygiene). Radioactive elements may only be mailed in smaller quantities and only asparcel post or as registered items.

30 Cosmetics              Perfumes, cosmetics and sanitary products containing alcohol, must be approved by the Technical
Alcohol Committee.

31  Photographic or cinematographic goods
32  Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other

The importation of immoral pornographic publications, pictures, films and videos for distribution, is prohibited. Whether or not pornographic matter is illegal, will be decided by the Police.
Norwegian bank notes and coins as well as Norwegian and foreign securities of all kinds may not be imported into Norway except with the authorization of the national Bank of Norway. Licensedforeign banks have, however, a standing authorization to import money and securities. Furthermore, bills of


products of the printing industry

exchange and bank drafts in payment of goods exported from Norway may be imported without prior authorization.

33 Machinery, etc       The import of used agricultural machinery (tractors, combines, etc), equipment and tools require a certificate from the Plant Inspection of the exporting countryconfirming that the machinery has been cleaned of soil.

34  Radio and telecommunication equipment
35  Arms, munitions, etc

The import of radio equipment, ie all types of equipment for the purpose of wireless transmission, or reception of information (such as speech, navigation signals, etc) for instance walkie-talkies, remote controls, wireless telephones, etc, must comply with all relevant requirements and shall bear the EC conformity marking. The EC comformity marking shall be affixed under the responsibility of the manufacturer, his authorised representative withing the European Economical Area or he person respnsible for placing the apparatus on the market. Radio equipment and telexommunications terminal equipment shall be accompanied by a valid identification number.
The importation of firearms, ammunition, and Parts of such, including bombs, grenades and other military equipment is subject to the authorization of the Police. This also applies to patent killers including cartridges, but not to air guns and pistols.
Transport by post of firing caps and loaded metal cartridges for portable firearms, non-explosive elements of artillery fuses and matches, is not allowed.
It is prohibited to import harmful articles, ie articles which are designed or may be altered in such a way that they may be used for violent purposes, and which have no main practical purpose. TheState Pollution Control Authority may grant exemption from this prohibition.

Part III:
Special provisions, Customs and other

31 Customdeclarations consgnors must be stated in detail according to the indications given on the statutory form, ie:
32  Need to attach invoices to the dispatch note

–    The names, first names and addresses of the consignors and the consignees.
–    The countries of origin.
–    A description of the goods contained and the harmonized system code index.
–    The gross and net weight.
–    The value of each item, specifying the currency used.
–    The (handwritten) signature of the consignor.
In addition, certain supplementary statements on the situation of goods in respect of the customs regulations (gifts, samples and/or documents without commercial value, goods returned or admitted temporarily) must be made on the customs declaration.
(a) Commercial invoice
A commercial invoice in duplicate shall be compulsory for customs clearance of all items containing commercial items. The commercial invoice must contain the following information:
–    names and addresses of the seller and the purchaser;
–     names and addresses of the sender and the addressee (if different from the seller and the purchaser respectively);
–    name and address of the consignee (if different from the purchaser);
–    place and date of issue of invoice;
–    date of order or purchase;
–    denomination, nature, weight, marks and numbers of the items;
–     detailed description of the contents of the items, indicating the type of goods, number of articles and the net quantity per article (number of Parts, weights and dimensions in accordance with normal relevant trade practice);
–    the harmonized system code index of each item;
–    the country of origin of each item;
–    agreed price per unit and the currency used in which the amount is quoted;
–     terms of delivery (Incoterms 2000), specifying the postage (when included in the value of the goods, this must be specified).
–    terms of payment;
–     information  on  discounts  and  other  price  reductions  and  a  description  of  their  nature  (cash discount, quantity discount and other similar price reductions).
It is further recommended to state to ensure swift customs clearance:
–    the VAT number of the purchaser;
–    the customs credit account number with the customs authorities of the purchaser.
The commercial invoices must always be attached to the dispatch note attached to the consignment.

(b) Proforma invoice

33    Need to attach certificates oorigin, import permits, etc
to thdispatch note
34 Miscellan   eous customs provisions
341 F iscal and customs allowances
342 Cu stoms clearance procedures
343 Co ntrol formalities
35 Prov   isions on infringements

A proforma invoice is required for items of non-commercial value. The proforma invoice must contain the following information:
–     the names, first names and addresses of the consignor and the consignee;
–     place and date of the issue of the proforma invoice;
–     the countries of origin of the items;
–     the gross and net weights;
–     detailed description of the items, preferably including the harmonized system code index;
–     the value of the item, specifying the currency used, including the text "for customs purpose only";
–     the  reason  for using a proforma invoice (eg  gift, sample, for repair and return to (name of country)).
The proforma invoices must be always be attached to the dispatch note.
(a) Certificates of origin
For goods exchanged between the EEC and EFTA countries, the origin must be certified – either by means of the EUR.1 formula or by the exporter's declaration on the invoice – in order to obtain the status  of  preferential  customs  clearance.  (it  no  export  authorizations  number,  the  exporter’s declaration must contain original signature from the exporter).
A certificate of GSP-certificate) is required for the application of a preferential system for goods originating in the developing countries.
The certificates of origin must always be attached to the dispatch note.
(b) Import permits
Import permits, etc must be provided by the importer in the cases specially mentioned in Parts I and II. In addition, the importer are required to produce, at the time of clearance, the import licences required by the "Office for the regularization of exportation and importation"
Imported goods with a value under 200 NOK are admitted free of duty and taxes. Exceptions for goods with importrestrictions (such as alcoholic beverages and tobacco).
Gift items, from a private person to another, with a total value below 1.000 NOK, are admitted free of duty and taxes. Spirits, liqueurs, wine (alcoholic beverages) and tobacco are not duty-free as gifts.
Consignments for private persons with a value between NOK 200 - 1.000 will be cleared according to a simplfied clearance procedure. This speeds up the clearance process and the clearance fee is lower than for an ordinary import declaration.
Otherwise, a complete import declaration, made on the Single Administrative Document (SAD), including the calculation of customs duty and taxes, must be submitted to the Customs by all business enterprises engaged in commercial import activity. Importers may choose to undertake the customs clearance themselves or to make use of forwarding agents.
Norway Post acts as forwarding agent in competition with other freight companies. The postal customs clearance  service  is  based  on  a  bonded  warehouse  allowance  and  autorizations  granted  from customs.
When required by the customs authorities, all consignments from specific countries shall be separated for control. Random control tests can also be carried out for separate items.
It is a matter of principle that all goods imported into or exported from Norway must be declared to the
Customs and that the customs declaration must be strictly accurate.

List of addresses of relevant Norwegian Authorities
Norwegian Food Safety Authority
Felles postmottak
PO BOX 383
NO-2381 Brumunddal
Phone: +47 23 21 68 00
Fax : +47 23 21 68 01
Directorate for Health and Social Affairs
PO BOX 7000 St. Olavs plass
NO-0130 OSLO
Phone: + 47 81 02 03 26
Directorate for Nature Management
NO-7485 Trondheim
Phone: +47 73 58 05 00
The Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning
PO BOX 2014
NO-3103 Tønsberg
Phone: +47 33 41 25 00
Fax: +47 33 31 06 60
The Directorate of Fisheries
PO BOX 2009 Nordnes NO-5817 Bergen Norway
Phone : +47 55 23 80 00
Fax: +47 55 23 80 90
The Norwegian Pollution Control Authority
PO BOX 8100 Dep NO-0032 Oslo Norway
Phone: +47 22 57 34 00
Fax: +47 22 67 67 06

Norwegian Medicines Agency
Sven Oftedalsvei 8
NO-0950 OSLO Norway
Phone: +47 22 89 77 00
Fax: +47 22 89 77 99
Norwegian Agricultural Authority
PO BOX 8140 Dep NO-0033 OSLO Norway
Phone: +47 24 13 10 00
Fax: +47 24 13 10 05
Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority
PO BOX 447 Sentrum N0-0104 OSLO Norway
Phone: + 47 22 82 46 00
Fax: + 47 22 82 46 40
Ministry of Agriculture and Food
PO BOX 8007 Dep N0-0030 Oslo Norway
Phone: +47 22 24 90 90
Fax: +47 22 24 95 55