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Sweden Importer of Record and IT Shipping

IT deployments into Sweden require an Importer of Record that is familiar with EORI and the EU customs clearance process.

Sweden Importer of Record at a Glance

Importer of Record

  • If you’re looking to act as the Importer of Record in Sweden, you’ll need an EORI#
  • If you cannot act as your own Importer of Record, FGX can provide Importer of Record services

IT Shipping & Logistics

  • Shipping and air freight can be more scarce which may add additional cost or time to your timeline

Importer of Record and Pre-Shipment Documentation

Importer of Record

Like other locations in Europe, utilizing Importer of Record services in Sweden is fairly common. If you have a European entity with an import license, FGX can help you act as your own Importer of Record and assist in the VAT reclamation process once your shipment is finalized. If you are not eligible to act as your own Importer of Record or prefer to utilize an Importer of Record provider, FGX can provide our services as part of our supply-chain solution.

If you are acting as the importer in Sweden, with your Swedish EORI#, you will also need to complete a customs POA form. When shipping into Sweden, you may need a separate POA for every port location you are looking to import into.


You will need an EORI number for any imports into the EU. Your EORI number allows customs to track your shipment throughout Europe and is an extension of your VAT number. If you are acting as your own Importer of Record then you will need your own EORI number. Registering for your own VAT ID in Poland will enable you to submit VAT reclamations on eligible imports. Please read our VAT reclamation article here for more information.

IT Shipping & Logistics 

While the shipping and logistics process in Sweden is not particularly complex, the process tends to be more expensive. Sweden’s remote location means there are a limited number of logistics and freight providers which can result in higher costs. Hiring FGX as a door-to-data center service can help you avoid unnecessary overhead costs. By bundling the process from beginning to end, you can avoid accruing these costs repeatedly at each stage.

Lastly, last-mile delivery can add up to a week to your shipping timeline. While shipping within Stockholm takes as little as a day, shipping to more remote locations requires more preparation for securing carriers and navigating the landscape and it may take up to a week.

FGX manages all of our client’s shipments door-to-door (or door-to-datacenter). This case study showcases how we navigated IT logistics and importation into Sweden at the time that it was written. Regulations and challenges are constantly changing and exact shipping requirements may have changed. To learn more about FGX and how our global shipping platform can help your company, reach out here.