TL;DR: Can I bring food for personal use to Norway without having to declare it at customs?
I will be going on a 14-day hiking trip to Norway on which I will bring most of the food myself.
But now I found the page on "Importing foodstuffs" which says:
If you intend to import food and drink (foodstuffs) from abroad, you must always pay VAT. Some goods are also subject to customs duty and special taxes. Remember to always register as an importer of foodstuffs with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.
Which continues on explaining how much it cost and giving example calculations. Do those importing cost only occur if I want to commercially import the food or also when I import them for personal use?
- All the food will be in my check-in luggage
- The food will be less than 10kg (~8.5kg)
- I will not have any potatoes
- All the food will be from inside the EEA
- I plan to label all the food in English and Norwegian with the weight because a massive 1 kg zip-lock bag of white powder (milk powder) can look suspicious and I want to save the customs officers the hassle of weighing all my stuff if they happen to inspect my luggage.