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NORWAY
(Country code: NO)

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   03   30   NO   $1000
Xpresspost™ – International   102   30   YES   $1000
International Parcel™ (Surface)   402   30   YES   $100
Small Packet™ (Air)   02   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   02   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE English, French, German

SERVICE AVAILABILITY Registered Mail™ VALUABLES ACCEPTED
Letter-post™   YES   YES   YES
SERVICE AVAILABILITY FEE CODE CURRENCY
Money Orders™    NO   —   —

Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.

Import Restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting:

  • arms and ammunition
  • alcoholic beverages
  • animals and animal products, including vegetable fats
  • beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • cigarette paper
  • cereals
  • coffee, tea, spices
  • dairy produce
  • electrical machinery and equipment
  • foodstuffs, prepared
  • footwear
  • bank notes and coins up to 25,000 NOK
  • fish; salmon, plaice, makerel, crawfish/crayfish, lobster, and live mussels.
  • fruits and nuts
  • fertilizers
  • furskins
  • explosives; pyrotechnic products
  • live trees
  • pharmaceutical products
  • photographic and cinematographic goods
  • plastic and rubber articles
  • grass or straw articles or packaging
  • plants and plant products
  • meat and meat products
  • mineral products and fuels
  • miscellaneous chemical products
  • raw hides and skins
  • some breeds of dogs.
  • textiles and textile articles (cotton, wood)
  • tobacco and tobacco products
  • toys, games or sports incorporating radio equipment
  • vegetables
  • wood and wooden articles
  • wool and woollen articles.

Gifts

Norway admits gifts duty-free to a value of 1000 NOK. Gifts of spirits, wines, liqueurs and tobacco are not duty-free.

Small value items

Except for mail order items, alcoholic beverages and tobacco, imported goods with a value under 200 NOK (Norwegian krone) are admitted free of duty and taxes.

Prohibited Items

In addition to items considered non-mailable matter, the following are prohibited:

  • animal carcasses
  • currency
  • drugs, prescription
  • products made of or containing wild oats
  • products of the milling industry
  • satellite
  • seeds
  • live animals
  • meat and meat products
  • seeds for sowing
  • ores
  • potatoes
  • Benzol, Xylol, Cresote oils and Gasoline
  • Radioactive elements and compounds
  • soil
  • viagra
  • weapons including all firearms, crossbows, bladed weapons, etc.

Documentation Required

Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.

The following are potential documents/ permits which may be required for restricted items:

1. License and import permit from police

2. License and import permit from Directorate for Civil protection and emergency planning

3. License from the Norwegian Medicines Agency

4. Import permit from Directorate for Nature Management

5. Import permit from Ministry of Church and Cultural affairs

6. CVED or veterinary/health certificate from Norwegian Food Authority

7. CE-certificate (Directorate for Civil protection and Emergency Planning)

8. Permit from Norwegian Pollution Control Authority.

In addition, commercial goods mailed to Norway require an invoice.

Customs Procedures:

Customs declaration is based on the Single Administrative Document (SAD). Norway Post has the authorization to select which shipments are duty free, and in certain circumstances, distribute directly upon receipt. Norway Post can offer standard procedure for shipments over 200 NOK to companies or for shipments over 1000 NOK to private consumers. Norway Post calculates duty/tax to be paid, and then forwards the shipment to the addresse’s local post office. The customs delcaration and taxes due are then transferred to Norwegian Customs.