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From another country

Find information about what applies when you receive letters and parcels from other countries, or import goods, for example when buying online.

Have a gift sent to you

You do not need to pay duties and VAT for a gift sent from a private person outside the EU if

  • it is an individual shipment intended for personal use by you or your family
  • the value of the shipment does not exceed SEK 500.

Read more from Swedish Customs about what applies for gifts from abroad.

Import - Receive/buy online

Import refers to an item taken in from a country outside of the EU – and from countries not included in EU tax areas or areas covered by EU excise legislation.

The item must clear customs before it may be used or sold. PostNord carries out import clearance for the recipient. The customs clearance specifications are enclosed in the parcel and include costs for VAT, duties and our import declaration fee. The amount must be paid in conjunction with the delivery of the parcel. For private individuals, our added fee for the import declaration of goods is SEK 125 incl. VAT.

Buying online from another EU country (Swedish only)
In most cases, ordering goods from an EU country is considered domestic trade. You therefore do not need to pay any duties. VAT is paid according to the VAT rate in the country of origin and is included in the price.
Additional information about imports is available on Swedish Customs website.

Private import of pharmaceuticals is only permitted from countries within EES/EFTA, i.e., EU countries and Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. We will therefore return to sender all shipments containing pharmaceutical products classified by the Medical Products Agency as medications. Read more about import regulations on the Medical Products Agency’s website.

The import declaration charge is PostNord’s fee for carrying out the task of submitting the declaration to Swedish Customs on behalf of the importer.