The Directorate of Customs in Iceland
The Directorate of Customs was established in 1929. The tasks of the Directorate are, firstly, to control import, transit and export, and secondly, the collection of duties, taxes and various state revenue. The Directorate of Custom´s main objectives are to prevent the importation of illegal goods, ensure correct levy of import charges, and collect taxes and duties.
The administration of customs and internal revenue falls within the jurisdiction of the Minister of Finance, who is the head of customs affairs in the country. From January 1. 2009 the Directorate of Customs serves the whole of Iceland in one customs district.
The Directorate of Customs has approximately 230 full-time employees working in several departments in different offices throughout the country.