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Norway low-value consignment relief

  • Jul 16, 2016 | Richard Asquith

Norway low-value consignment relief

Norway has been cleared to continuing to operate its VAT and customs duties exemption for low-value packages imported into the country.

The exemption was reviewed by the European Free Trade Area, which Norway is a part of.

A local trade association, claiming the allowance was discriminatory and amounted to illegal state aid, brought a prosecution. But it was not upheld.

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.