Japan to Norway
Country Regulations Topics:
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Norway.
Companies are allowed to import any quantity of alcohol if they can provide an import license issued by the Norwegian Directorate for the Prevention of Alcohol & Drug Problems.
Alcohol cannot be sent to a company as a gift.
Alcohol is subject to high import excise duties (for example 1 bottle of wine valued at 5.00 Euros costs approximately 17.50 Euros in duty and VAT, plus import license application fee of 48.00 Euros).
All import, export, re-export and introduction from the sea of species covered by the Convention has to be authorized through a licensing system.
Shipper needs to provide the following documentation:
Invoice with the scientific name and CITES certificate.
Additional charges will be applicable. Products of animals or plants subject to CITES can only be accepted under a special contract for International Special Commodities (ISC).
Electronic cigarettes are classified as medicine; import approval is necessary.
Electronic cigarettes are allowed for import to private individuals, if shipped from an European Union (EU) country and contains no more than three months usage.
Medicine originating in the European Union and sent from an EU country can be imported for personal use only if the amount does not exceed three month usage. The correct name of the medicine and the ingredients should be on the invoice. Drugs like narcotics, amphetamines or caffeine pills are excluded from this regulation.
Companies always need a permanent import license of the Norwegian Medicine Agency for every variety of medicine they want to import (www.legemiddelverket.no).
Food supplements are restricted and require approval from the Food and Health Administration if originated from outside of the European Union (EU).
The importer must alert the Food and Health Administration 24 hours before the shipment arrives in Norway, when sent from a non-EU origin country.