Can I buy any sort of goods and bring them into Sweden?

If they are coming into Sweden, special rules apply to certain goods. Some goods are subject to restrictions. These require an import permit/authorisation. Some other goods are prohibited. It is illegal to bring these into Sweden.

One of Swedish Customs’ main tasks it to contribute to the safety of society by checking goods that are brought into or sent out of Sweden. For this reason, there are special rules for some goods that you want to buy from a country outside the EU. It may be entirely prohibited to bring them into Sweden. Alternatively, you may have to get a permit/authorisation before you can make your purchase.

Alcohol and medicines are examples of goods that it is prohibited to buy online from a country outside the EU. Pyrotechnic devices and certain types of foodstuffs or plants are examples of goods that require a permit/authorisation.

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