Periodic (periodic collective declaration) is a smartphone application (app) of the Federal Office for Customs and Border Security (FOCBS) for the automatic customs assessment procedure "periodic customs declaration" when entering the Swiss customs territory. Bulk goods such as gravel can be imported in a simplified manner.
A permit (only in German: Bewilligung (PDF, 517 kB, 01.01.2022) ) for this must be requested from Customs. The need for paperwork is largely eliminated. Each consignment is automatically recorded when crossing the border. This enables faster border crossings and also eases the burden on the infrastructure of the Federal Office for Customs and Border Security.