Bonded warehouse, temporary
The application for a permit from Swedish Customs to operate a temporary bonded warehouse.
A temporary warehouse is a storage location for the short-term storage of goods that have not cleared customs. In a temporary warehouse, you store uncleared goods while waiting for them to be registered for an approved customs process, such as import. A temporary bonded warehouse is most often adjacent to a port or airport. The goods may be stored in the warehouse for a maximum of 45 days if they arrive by sea directly from a country outside the EU. For goods that arrive in another manner, the storage time is a maximum of 20 days. Anyone can request to store their goods in a temporary warehouse.
To obtain a permit to operate a temporary warehouse, you must meet the following requirements, among others:
- you must be responsible for ensuring that the goods are not removed from the warehouse
- you must have stock accounting that will be approved by Swedish Customs in advance
- you may potentially need to pledge collateral depending on your company's credit rating.
Swedish Customs issues the permit and is the supervisory authority.
Read more about temporary establishment of a bonded warehouse
The application shall be sent to Swedish Customs.
The following document shall be enclosed with the application:
- plan, map or the equivalent, presenting the warehouse's position and extent
You can apply for this permit electronically via this service.