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Introduction to T1 Documents

We understand that import processes can seem complicated and time-consuming, but don't worry – we are here to guide you through every step. In this guide, we will explain how to complete a T1 document in Sweden with a Swedish import declaration smoothly and efficiently. But first, let's cover some background on T1.

What is a T1 Document?

A T1 document is a transit document used to transport non-EU goods through EU countries without having to pay customs duties and other fees at each border. The purpose of the T1 document is to facilitate international trade by allowing goods to move freely between different customs offices until they reach their final destination, where they are either imported or exported further.

A T1 document contains essential information about the transported goods, such as:

  • Sender and Receiver: Information about the origin and destination of the goods.

  • Goods Description: A detailed description of the transported goods.

  • Commodity Code: Classification of the goods according to the customs tariff.

  • Means of Transport: Information on how the goods are transported, such as by truck, train, or ship.

  • Customs Value: The value of the goods for customs purposes, including transportation and insurance costs up to the first point of entry into the EU.

The T1 document is part of the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS), which allows for electronic handling and monitoring of transit.

Arrival of goods:

When your goods arrive at the Swedish border, they are still under the transit procedure initiated with the T1 document. The first step is to present the goods at a designated customs office. This is crucial to ensure that all documents are in order and that the goods can be properly inspected.

Presentation of the T1 Document:

At the customs office, you must present the T1 document along with other relevant transport documents. This step is vital for customs authorities to verify that the transported goods match those listed in the T1 document. It may seem like a bureaucratic process, but it is an important step to ensure a smooth import.

Customs Control:

Once Customs receives your documents, they will review them. This check is to ensure everything matches what is stated in the T1 document. Customs inspectors may also inspect the goods.

Submission of Import Declaration:

Now it's time to submit your Swedish import declaration. This process can be done electronically via Customs, or we can assist you, making it simple and convenient for you. The import declaration should include detailed information about the goods, such as their value, origin, and other relevant details. Here is what is needed to make an import declaration:

  • Goods Description: A detailed description of the goods.

  • Commodity Code (TARIC number): The correct commodity code according to the customs tariff.

  • Value of the Goods: The customs value of the goods, including transportation and insurance costs up to the first point of entry into the EU.

  • Country of Origin: The country where the goods were manufactured or processed.

  • Quantity: Number of units or the weight of the goods.

  • Transport Documents: Such as waybills or bills of lading.

Customs value declaration:

The customs value declaration is a mandatory document when the value of the imported goods exceeds a certain amount, usually SEK 200,000. This document is used to determine the customs value of the goods, which is the basis for calculating customs duties and other taxes. Here is what is required to fill in a customs value declaration:

  • Invoice: A copy of the commercial invoice showing the price of the goods.

  • Freight Documents: Documents showing transportation costs.

  • Insurance Certificate: If the goods are insured during transport.

  • Other Costs: Documentation of any other costs related to the goods, such as packing and handling.

At Tullify, we can help you complete the customs value declaration correctly to ensure all information is complete and accurate.

Completion of the T1 Document

Once your import declaration has been submitted and approved by Customs, your T1 document will be completed. This marks the end of the transit procedure and means that your goods are now under the Swedish import process. This step can feel like a milestone in the import journey, and we at Tullify are here to celebrate with you!

Payment of customs duties and taxes

After the T1 document has been completed, you are responsible for paying any applicable customs duties, VAT, and other taxes. These payments must be made before the goods can be released for free circulation within Sweden. At Tullify, we can help you understand and calculate these fees to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Release of goods

Once all necessary payments have been made and the import declaration has been approved, Customs will release your goods. This is the final step in the import process, and it is always a joyous moment when the goods can finally be put to use or further distributed.

NCTS: The New Computerised Transit System

NCTS (New Computerised Transit System) is an electronic system used to simplify and monitor the transit of goods within the EU and EFTA countries. The system allows you to:

  • Electronically submit and process transit declarations.

  • Track the movement of goods in real-time.

  • Quickly and easily report any deviations during transport.

By using NCTS, you can reduce paperwork and speed up the entire transit process. We at Tullify are well-versed in NCTS and can help you take full advantage of the system's benefits.


It is important to keep all documentation related to the import process, including the T1 document, import declaration, and all communication with customs authorities. These documents are valuable for future references and any audits. Tullify helps you keep all these documents organized so that you always have them available. At Tullify, our mission is to make the import process as simple and stress-free as possible for you. We know that every step can feel overwhelming, but with our help, you can be sure that everything is done correctly. If you have any questions or need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here for you!

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