Sweden - Import Tariffs Sweden - Import Tariffs
Sweden applies the EU customs laws and coherent regulations, as well as common customs tariffs from the United States and other non-EU countries. When products enter the EU, they need to be declared to customs according to their classification in the Combined Nomenclature (CN). The CN document is updated and published every year, and the latest version can be found on the European Commission`s website.
The Integrated Tariff of the Community, referred to as TARIC (Tarif Intégré de la Communauté), is designed to show the various rules which apply to specific products being imported into the customs territory of the EU, or, in some cases, exported from it. The TARIC can be searched by country of origin, Harmonized System (HS) Code, and product description on the interactive website of the Directorate-General for Taxation and the Customs Union. The online TARIC is updated daily.
Key Link: TARIC
Most industrial products imported to Sweden are subject to customs duty varying from 0 percent to 15 percent. Duty rates for foodstuffs can be higher as they are based on the weight of the commodity. The value for customs purposes is directly based on the value of transaction: product price, transportation, and insurance.
Importers can apply for reduced Customs Duty or exemption if the goods originate from a country with which EU has a free trade agreement, or in the case of:
Temporary importation (e.g. testing or exhibiting purposes);
Inward processing when a product is imported to be processed further, repacked, and re-exported; and
Scientific instrument imports,
Most goods imported to Sweden are also subject to a value-added-tax (VAT). The general VAT rate is 25 percent, with a lower rate of 12 percent for food and certain services and 6 percent for books and periodicals.Prepared by our U.S. Embassies abroad. With its network of 108 offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting http://export.gov/usoffices.