Norway Import Restrictions

In order to enter Norway, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Norway government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Norway, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Norway.

Norway Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Norwegian authorities before posting:


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals and animal products
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Chemical products
  • Cigarette paper
  • Cosmetics
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Footwear
  • Grass or straw articles or packaging
  • Machinery
  • Narcotics
  • Plants and plant products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Printed books, newspapers, brochures
  • Photographic and cinematrographic goods
  • Radio and telecommunication equipment
  • Textiles and textile articles
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Toys, games or sports incorporating radio equipment
  • Wood and wooden articles
  • Wool and woollen articles.
  • Weapons
    • Firearms, including gun barrels and breeches, crossbows
    • bladed weapons with blades or more than 12cm, switch-blade knives, push daggers
    • thrusting and stabbing weapons, including knuckledusters, truncheons and clubs, and other similar items


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

Small value items

Norway admits articles duty-free if the assessed duty and taxes does not exceed 50 kroner.

Special documentation requirements

Commercial goods require an invoice.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Norway prohibits:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Cereals
  • Chemical products, phamaceutical
  • Inorganic chemicala
  • Mineral products, eg salt
  • Ores, slag and ash
  • Pharmaceutical products of any kind (including synthetic extraction or naturopathic preparations)
  • Products made of or containing wild oats
  • Products from the milling industry
  • Seeds and fruit.

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