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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

World Customs Organisation


Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Sweden, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Sweden is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Sweden, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2024 - New year's day
  • 06/01/2024 - Epiphany
  • 02/02/2024 - KyndelsmĂssodagen
  • 06/02/2024 - Sami national day
  • 14/02/2024 - St. valentine`s day
  • 08/03/2024 - International women's day
  • 12/03/2024 - Crown princess' nameday
  • 25/03/2024 - Waffle day
  • 30/04/2024 - Walpurgis night
  • 01/05/2024 - Labor day
  • 06/06/2024 - Sweden's flag day
  • 24/06/2024 - St. john the baptist day
  • 14/07/2024 - Crown princess' birthday
  • 08/08/2024 - Queen's name day
  • 04/10/2024 - National cinnamon bun day
  • 24/10/2024 - United nations day
  • 31/10/2024 - Hallowe'en
  • 01/11/2024 - All saints` day
  • 10/12/2024 - Nobel prize day
  • 13/12/2024 - St. lucy's day
  • 23/12/2024 - Queen's birthday
  • 24/12/2024 - Christmas eve
  • 25/12/2024 - Christmas day
  • 26/12/2024 - Boxing day
  • 31/12/2024 - New year's eve


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Sweden Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Express 1-4 business days *
£ 69.70
Economy Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Saver 3-6 business days *
£ 55.30

At RapidParcel.com we appreciate that there are as many different reasons for sending a package delivery to Gothenburg as there are people wishing to do so. Some of our customers will be businesses, for whom shipping to Gothenburg will involve sending paperwork, product samples or goods on a regular basis. For them corporate friendly features such as bulk uploading will be a priority. Just as likely, though, is that our customer might be an individual making their first Gothenburg package delivery and for them the ease of use of our service will be paramount - turning what may be a confusing and difficult process into something which is quick, simple and easy to understand. For many customers of both types, however, it will be vital that they can be certain that they know precisely when their Gothenburg parcel delivery is going to arrive, whether for personal or commercial reasons, and this is yet another area in which we excel.

Gothenburg is not only a vital Swedish city but, thanks to its geographical placement in the centre of Scandinavia, it's an important trade and shipping centre for the whole of the region. The port is the largest in the region and for this reason alone the demand for Gothenburg shipping looks set to remain high into the foreseeable future. Major companies such as Ericsson, Volvo and SKF are based in or near the city, and the banking and tourist industries also draw in large amounts of both money and visitors. Many tourists are drawn to the city by the Gothenburg Botanical Gardens, one of the best of its kind in Europe, Liseberg, Scandinavia's largest theme park, and the natural beauty of the Southern Gothenburg Archipelago, a picturesque set of islands a mere ferry ride away.

Time Guaranteed service available

So there are many reasons why a person or business might wish to arrange shipping to Gothenburg and it's good to know that when it's urgent RapidParcel.com offers delivery by 9.00 or 12.00 the very next day on request for any parcel delivery to Gothenburg or to numerous other destinations across mainland Europe. We can offer this kind of service because we only work with the industry's leading carriers and we know we can trust them to provide a premium service at a value-for-money price. Allied to this is our commitment to utilising the latest in modern technology, be it remote booking on your phone via our mobile-optimised website (Mobisite), easy online tracking of your package delivery to Gothenburg or a booking process which has been stripped down to the very basics.

Of course, time-guaranteed services cost a little more, and if you wish to save money by sacrificing a little additional time, then we also offer economy services that provide exactly the same level of carrier service, only with a slightly longer delivery time.

All of this means we can forget about getting you to fill in reams of tedious paperwork and concentrate on the important stuff - namely getting your shipping to Gothenburg when it needs to be there.

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