- Purchase the complete Expat Arrivals Norway Guide (PDF)
Norway has one of the world’s biggest shipping industries, so getting one's belongings to the country is easy and safe. The issue lies in cost, which can be quite high, both into and out of Norway, as postage is more expensive than in most other countries. When shipping goods to Norway, beware of customs. One won’t be taxed on moving shipment unless it's a vehicle. However, if a person resides in the country, they will be taxed on items shipped to Norway; unless they are used items, certain gifts, or printed material.
When travelling to Norway, typical travel items like clothes, cameras and personal goods can be taken through customs duty-free, without having to be declared, as long as the total value does not exceed a specified amount. Food and alcohol have strict limits, and surpassing those can incur import tax, as well as large fines if discovered.
When moving to or from Norway, a person should either hire a moving firm that knows the regulations or make sure that they understand what is expected. A person will have to pay for shipments that wait at the dock, and they may wait a long time for the goods to pass through customs. Insuring goods is recommended.
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