About customs duty

Customs duty is a fee that the Faroese Parliament can levy on imported goods in order to assure revenues for the government and in some cases to secure the production of goods in the Faroe Islands.

How much is the customs duty?

The rate of the customs duty depends on the type of good. The rates can be seen in the Customs Tariff list which is a list that the Faroes and other countries have agreed upon. The rate is usually between 5% and 10% and it is paid on top of the cost of the the goods and shipment.

Is customs duty always required?


  • We don't pay customs duty on shipments that have a value of under DKK 300 including shipment.
  • Some shipments with a value over DKK 300 may be exempt from customs duty. If you want to know if customs duty is payable on a certain type of good, you can look it up in the Customs Tariff list.
  • Furthermore, we don't pay customs duty on goods made in a country that the Faroes have a free trade agreement with. See these countries in the section below. Proof of country of origin is required.
Which countries does the Faroes have free trade agreements with?

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.