Can foreign suppliers be issued with penalty fines?

Yes, penalty fines and coercive fines can be issued to foreign suppliers.

The legislation applies to all suppliers who offer cash register systems for sale, lease or lending on the Norwegian market, regardless if this happens from Norway or from other countries.

A foreign supplier who sells directly to an enterprise with a bookkeeping obligation in Norway must product declare that system. If the supplier fails to do so, the supplier can be issued with sanctions by the Cash Register Act.

The same applies if the supplier has product declared the cash register system, but the system is proven not to meet the requirements in the Cash Register Act and Regulations.

Sanctions may be issued to suppliers who sell insufficient cash register systems after the 1st of January 2017.