Over the last six months, we have been contacted by many customers who have been enquiring as to when we will be resuming deliveries to Norway and I’m happy to announce that starting Thursday, 1st July 2021, we will be lifting our restrictions on deliveries to Norway.
Over the last few years, there have been an increase of countries that now require Foreign Businesses whom supply physical goods to register with their Tax Authority. One example of the upcoming changes is the European Union’s One Stop Shop which is due to enter into force on Thursday, 1st July 2021. With these changes, the EU are removing the low value threshold of €22 and requiring businesses to charge VAT at checkout for the first €150 (£130) and no duties are due when the goods reach the EU. However, businesses do not charge other VAT registered business VAT at checkout, orders over €150 (£130) are exempt and VAT is charged at the border as standard practise now, and duties will be charged over the €150 (£130) threshold.
So, you’re probably wondering, what does this have to do with Norway?
Well, we’ve been working behind the scenes to try and minimise the impact of trading across borders as much as possible, and as of the 15th June 2021, we are now registered with the Norwegian Tax Administration. We are required to charge VAT at checkout. When the parcel reaches Norway, the receiver will not be required to pay any duties, VAT or a Postal Service handling charge as the parcel will clear through customs trouble free.
Please note, businesses within Norway with a VAT number will not be charged VAT at checkout as they are exempt under the Norwegian low value scheme.