Processing of personal data

How we deal with personal data you submit to us

Here you can read about how we deal with the personal data you have submitted to us and the rights you have to obtain access to them.

What is meant by personal data?

According to the Swedish Personal Data Act (1998:204), personal data is all information that can be connected with you i.e. your name, personal identity number and address. The law also applies to sole traders, as in this case the Corporate Identification Number is the same as the proprietor's personal identity number.

When am I supposed to submit data to Swedish Customs?

When importing or exporting goods, or when assigning goods to some other customs procedure you must lodge a declaration to us. This declaration includes your personal data. There may also be other documents submitted to us in which your personal data are given.

Read about how Swedish Customs processes your personal data when you submit an application.

How do you use my personal data?

When we have received your personal data they are processed in Customs´ data processing system. We can also deal with them at a later occasion if we, for instance, want to make a re-examination of information entered by you in a customs declaration or another document. We also cooperate with other public agencies, e.g. the Swedish Tax Agency, which according to law also has the right to obtain access to information in our possession.

You have the right to see the data you have entered

According to the Personal Data Act, once per calendar year you have the right to obtain access free of charge to the personal data concerning you and the right do demand correction of incorrect items. According to the Personal Data Act the request must be entered on paper and may not be sent by email.

Send your request to:

Swedish Customs
Box 27311
SE-102 54 Stockholm

Where can I find the legal texts?

The provisions concerning personal data is contained in the Swedish Personal Data Act (1998:204) and the Act (2002:185) of the Handling of Particulars in Customs Activities.

Policy information concerning personal data

Swedish Customs respects and protects the integrity of those who make use of our website. Information about you will not be disclosed to a third party unless you have first given your consent, or if we are required by law to do so.

As a rule, Swedish Customs does not save any information regarding visitors to our website.

If you register to use a personal service provided by Swedish Customs you must however enter certain personal data, e.g. name, address and email address. Such entries are considered to be an official document received by customs. Thereby, certain provisions regarding the handling of such documents by a public agency apply. The use of such data by the Swedish Customs is governed by, inter alia, the provisions in the Personal Data Act .

Swedish Customs will not pass on your personal data to a third party for commercial purposes. But in compliance with the principle of public access to official documents Swedish Customs, just as other public agencies, is under a duty to disclose upon request the contents of a registered document, unless secrecy applies.

As a subscriber to Swedish Customs´ Newsletter you can always decide what information you want and control your ordering of newsletters. Should your requirements be changed you can always change your profile. Swedish Customs will then send the information ordered to the address given, but will not send any information not ordered.

By all means read the information offered when you are registered in the system of Swedish Customs. And don't hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.

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