Norway and Canada have incredible synergies and a strong trade relationship with similar resources that include aquaculture and energy. The Canadian - Norwegian economic connection depends on reliable low cost parcel delivery.

Jet Worldwide provides low cost shipping Norway from Canada.

Norway and Canada share similar natural resources and a commitment to advancing through innovation. There are over 50 significant Norwegian companies operating across Canada with over 4,000 employees.

Norway and the Canadian Connection includes the Oil and Natural Gas industries in Calgary and Newfoundland and Labrador as well as aquaculture in the Canadian maritimes and British Colombia.

jet-secure-ship-vectorA few quick points to consider when shipping international between Canada and Norway

  1. Canada Post is the preferred option for individuals shipping small parcels and personal items to Norway (see Canada Post international shipping options below).
  2. Market dominant carriers, such as UPS, FedEx have crazy high base pricing.  Discounted shipping can be obtained via "comparison quotes reseller sites"  but discounted retail can still be expensive and such sites often lack support, logistics expertise and ability to import.
  3. Jet's logistics professionals will personally respond  to your inquiry within 1 business day sharing our expertise and helping you find the right solution (we freely recommend alternative carriers and methods that may better suite your needs).  Ask Jet.
  4. Ecommerce shippers usually need a much lower cost than can be provided by traditional shipping methods and need direct shipping solutions (visit our ecommerce page).

jet-secure-ship-vectorThis post provides a deeper dive and explores of the main elements of international shipping between Canada and Norway:

  • Canadian carriers options for shipping Norway from Canada
  • Shipping terms to Norway duty paid or unpaid?
  • Norway customs processes for shipments sent from Canada
  • Norway Canada Free Trade / EFTA agreement
  • Common carrier options for shipping FROM Norway To Canada
  • Canadian import process for goods shipped to Canada from Norway
  • Canadian import fees for imports from Norway
  • Duty free import to Canada for Norway origin goods under EFTA
  • Canadian customs assessment and revenue management (CARM)
  • Shipping online orders direct from Norway to Canada and USA
  • Information required for a shipping quote between Canada and Norway 
  • Additional resources for shipping from Canada and shipping to Canada and USA

Disclaimer: The information in this blog is for general information only and is not intended to, constitute legal and/or tax advice.  Producers, shippers, exporters, importers should confirm their processes with their customs brokers, carriers and regulating authorities. All liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this site are hereby expressly disclaimed. The content on this posting is provided “as is”; no representations are made that the content is error-free.


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Carrier Options for Shipping To Norway from Canada


Shipping to Norway via Canada Post for delivery by Posten

Canada Post offers low cost parcel delivery to Norway for small parcels. Shipments sent via Canada post are imported and delivered by Posten Norge.

Canada Post is the preferred option for individuals shipping small. parcels to Norway.

  • Canada post International Small Packet: Surface and Air shipping options


Shipping larger parcels via Canada Post to Norway

  • International parcel: Surface from Canada to Norway
  • Xpresspost to Norway from Canada


Delivery to Norway via FedEx and UPS Canada

FedEx and UPS are North America's largest carriers and they, along with DHL, offer a reliable express delivery from Canada to Oslo and all of Norway. 

FedEx and UPS shipping options to Norway from Canada include:

  • International express priority service to Norway
  • International air economy shipping Norway from Canada

See below:  Required information for a quote for shipping to Norway from Canada

jet-logo-vectorDelivery between Norway and Canada via Jet Worldwide

  • Jet Worldwide:  A trusted brand offering international shipping for over 35 years!
  • Jet Worldwide offers options for shipping between Canada and Norway for parcels, pallets, and online orders
  • Jet Worldwide offers transparency and logistics support.  We are not shy to recommend alternative options that are better suited for your needs. Contact Jet's Logistics Team.

For a quote for shipping online orders or regular volumes, provide details including shipping volume, item(s) being shipped, average value and weight of each parcel.  The more details the better :).


Delivery to Norway via Purolator Canada

Purolator is a leading carrier in Canada and offers international delivery to Norway via other carriers - such as UPS. Purolator is a division of Canada Post.

Shipping Terms to Consider When Shipping to Norway

The default option for shipping internationally from Canada is delivery duty unpaid. Common carriers use the term EXW which essentially assigns all import related costs (duty, taxes, and other fees) to the receiver/ importer. Shippers from Canada can choose to pay the import fees on behalf of the receiver via a Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) options that many carriers offer.

READ-MORE-INCO-TERMSIncoTerms and shipping terms for packages and online orders.

The disadvantage of paying import fees on behalf of the receiver is that the bulk of the import fees are often from a value added tax that the importing business may otherwise be able to claim back.



Clearance information for parcels to Norway sent from Canada.

When an item is sent to Norway from Canada, it must be cleared and accompanied by an invoice for customs or other supporting documents. Customs clearance includes duty assessment and paying value added tax (VAT). Norway Customs Duty is assessed on the "CIF" value (cost, insurance, freight).

  • The standard value added tax (VAT) is 25%
  • Most Canadian parcel shipments valued under 350 NOK (around $49 CAD) can be cleared duty free. However, all shipments are subject to VAT.
  • Gifts can have a value of up to NOK 1000 before you have to declare.

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Collection of VAT

The Norwegian Government require businesses who sell over NOK 50,000 (around $6500 CAD) during a 12 month period of low-value goods to Norwegian consumers must collect Norwegian value added tax (VAT) at the time of sale. The taxes collected from the sale must be paid directly to the Norwegian Tax Administration.

Shippers must register with Norwegian Tax Administration and enter the VAT on Electronic Commerce Number (VOEC) in the shipper VAT/Tax ID Field.


EFTA / Canada Norway Free Trade Agreement

Norway and Canada have a Free Trade Agreement via the European Free Trade Association/ EFTA (of which Norway is a member). Qualifying Canada origin goods can be imported duty free to Switzerland when accompanied by a qualifying origin declaration.

The origin declaration referred to in Articles 16 and 17 of Annex C to the Canada EFT Agreement is set out below:

The exporter of the products covered by this document [customs authorization No ...] declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of Canada/EFTA preferential origin.

  • When the origin declaration is completed by an approved exporter within the meaning of Article 17 of Annex C, the exporter's customs authorization number shall be included. A customs authorization number is required only where the exporter is an approved exporter.
  • Footnote 2: Canada/EFTA preferential origin" means qualifying as originating under the rules of origin of the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the States of the European Free Trade Association ( Iceland , Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland ).
  • Footnote 3: The place and date of completion of the origin declaration may be indicated elsewhere on the invoice or on another document that describes the originating products and includes the origin declaration.
  • Footnote 4: Articles 16 and 17 of Annex C provide certain exceptions to the requirement of the exporter's signature.

jet-ecommerce-vector-graphic2Shipping Canadian Shopify Orders to Norway and the EU

Jet Worldwide is building international shipping solutions for Shopify, Canada's leading e-commerce platform. Building on Jet Worldwide’s decades of Canadian cross-border parcel shipping experience, our team is currently developing Shopify-integrated solutions for shipping to Norway and the entire European Union, allowing businesses to “self-fulfill” their orders.

For updates on the latest international shipping solutions for Canadian online orders, connect with Jet Worldwide’s e-commerce team.



Common Carrier Options Shipping from Norway to Canada

The options for shipping from Norway to Canada include the Norwegian Post/ Posten Norge (the preferred option for individuals shipping small parcels), Jet DHL, and North America's mega carriers FedEx and UPS.

FedEx and UPS shipping options from Norway to Canada Include:

  • International air express air shipping from Norway
  • International economy/ deferred air shipping to Canada from Norway

See below:  Information required for a shipping quote from Norway to Canada

export-customs-graphicClearance of consignments from Norway to Canada

Consignments imported from Norway to Canada are subject to duty and taxes. Most imports valued under CAD 20 can be cleared duty-free and tax-free. Shipments under CAD 3 300 can be imported under Courier Low-Value Shipment (CLVS) processes.

Goods that qualify as being of Norwegian origin may benefit from preferential duty free status via the CEFTA (discussed above) regardless of value.

  • Up to CAD 20 and under: duty- and tax-free 
  • Duty and taxes apply when importing goods valued over CAD 20.

Contact Jet’s logistics team to get an estimate of import fees (for parcels shipped via our service).

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Norway origin goods shipped TO Canada

Norwegian and Canadian companies can more easily take advantage of duty free clearance via simplified import processes to Canada.

jet-country-of-origin-graphicProof of origin requirements under Canada's free trade agreements

The value for duty amount for all of Canada's free trade agreements (including CEFTA) for which the proof of origin / certificate of origin is waived was changed to $3,300 CAD in July 2020. This change was made to harmonize the regulations with the new NAFTA/ CUSMA.

For imports not exceeding $3,300 to Canada, the requirement for proof of origin is waived. The requirement on the importer to maintain records (for example, commercial invoice and B3) applies even if the CBSA does not require a certification of origin or if a requirement for a certification of origin has been waived.

CBSA Online Portal for Canadian Importers 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) online portal streamlines the process of importing commercial goods to Canada.

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Shipping from Norway to the USA

Norwegian companies and online sellers can benefit from shipping their orders direct to the USA - and via Canada.  Read more about section 321 processes and contact our team for assistance in direct shipping and logistics support to the USA.

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Get a Quote for Shipping  between Norway and Canada

jet-logo-vectorJet Worldwide makes it easy for companies seeking for spot quotes for economy air shipping between Norway and Canada. 

The information required for a quote includes:

  • Your company name and contact details
  • Ship from Address
  • Ship To Address
  • Weight and dimensions of each piece
  • Item(s) being sent
  • Value

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For a quote for shipping online orders or regular volumes, provide details including shipping volume, item(s) being shipped, average value and weight of each parcel.  The more details the better :).

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