Categories of objects requiring a permit or licence

Objects that meet the definition in the respective categories in the list below require an export permit and/or an export licence if they are taken out of Sweden.

Several of the categories make a distinction between Swedish and foreign goods.

Swedish cultural goods refers to objects that were actually or presumably made in Sweden or in some other country by a Swede (Chapter 5, Section 2 of the Historic Environment Act). The Act states that for the purposes of determination under the Act, the boundaries of Sweden on 1 July 1986 shall decide whether an object shall be deemed to be Swedish cultural goods.

The term foreign cultural goods refers to objects made in another country by someone other than a Swede.

Some of the value thresholds shown are in Swedish kronor (SEK) while others are stated in euros (EUR). See Publication of the countervalues in national currency of the financial thresholds expressed in euro in the Annex to Council Regulation (EC) No 116/2009 and in the Annex to Council Directive 93/7/EEC in the Official Journal of the European Union for conversion of the amounts stated in euro to Swedish kronor.

List of categories and objects

In the list of categories you will find the objects that require an export permit and/or an export licence if they are taken out of Sweden. Each category is shown with a letter to denote the permit or licence, or both, required.

How to read the list:

in the list means:

    • Permit required under the Historic Environment Act.

Application required: export permit.

  in the list means:

    • Permit required under the Historic Environment Act
    • Control of export rules under the EU Regulation if the object is to be exported outside the EU customs area.

Application required: export permit + export licence if required.

 in the list means:

    • Only export control under the EU Regulation for export outside the EU customs area.

Application required: export licence.

To the list of categories and objects

The list in English of items that require export permit and / or export licenses if they are to be taken out of the country is under revision. (You can find the list in Swedish here.)