The maximum gross weight authorised in Sweden is a total of 60 tons all included – i.e. chassis, truck, container tare and cargo weight (including genset in case of reefer)
It is normally not a problem in arranging haulages of cargo up to 36 tons inclusive tare. In border cases please seek approval from our local office.
Sideloader will be available upon request at additional cost
Dangerous cargo to be reported 24 hours prior to arrival in Sweden.
Following material has to be approved: Class 1, 4.2, 4.3, 5 and 7.
3. Port restriction
Port of Gothenburg do not accept to handle GP containers with door ajar due to security reasons.
Cargo most be loaded in Reefer containers or be routed via other port. For more details please contact our OPS and / or CSU dept.
4. Import restrictions
Swedish Customs Authority inform that some commoditys have import restrictions.l The rules and regulations that you will meet depend on the goods that you import.
Examples of goods to which special rules and regulations apply
• living animals and animal products
• firearms and ammunition
• alcoholic beverages
• chemical products
• medical products and narcotics
• endangered species of animals and plants(CITES).
For example you need an import permit from the Police to bring in firearms and you may only bring in live animals at special places in Sweden. Other authorities or bodies (apart from the Swedish Customs) that you may need to contact are the Chambers of Commerce, banks, forwarders, the Tax Authority, the National Board of Trade and the Swedish Board of Agriculture. The EU limits the importation of some goods to a certain extent. To be allowed to import goods subject to restrictions we require that you have an import licence and sometimes also an export licence from the exporting country. You might need to get an import licence for agricultural products, textiles and clothing, iron and steel, shoes from Vietnam and some commodities from China. The import licence must be available at the customs clearance. The Swedish Board of Agriculture and The National Board of Trade are the authorities that issue import licences. Furthermore, Sweden enforces sanctions against a number of countries. It is the government that provides information concerning regulations for the prohibition against trade to or from a blocked state.
The Customs Tariff and Taric Query System
You can find all commodity codes in the Customs Tariff, which is a systematic index of goods, commodity codes and customs duty rates. In the Customs Tariff you can find the general directions which are the rules for how you should interpret the Customs Tariff. Finding the right commodity code is called commodity classification. When you import goods the commodity code consists of ten digits. A commodity is classified the same way regardless of to which member state it is imported.
You can find the Customs Tariff in the Taric Query System on our web site, www.tullverket.se under Business Information. The Taric system gives you access free of charge to most of the information you need in order to enter the right information in a customs declaration. You also have the possibility to view updated information about customs duty An Anti-dumping duty is a form of additional duty that you under some circumstances may have to pay when importing goods for which the prices have been dumped, i.e. goods that entail a lower price when they are exported than they would have fetched on the domestic market. Plant protection fee is a charge you pay to us when importing plants that may carry noxious vermin or diseases. 3 (7) rates, commodity codes, import and export rules, exchange rates etc. The various duties and taxes may change but in the Taric Query System you will always find updated information. A printed edition of the Customs Tariff may also be obtained from a publisher called Fritzes, fritzes.se.