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Importation into Switzerland

Here, you will find all information for companies on customs regulations and procedures for importing goods into Switzerland. A checklist will guide you through the most common import procedure: from the preliminary clarifications to the downstream procedural steps and costs.

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Exportation from Switzerland

Here, you will find all information for companies on customs regulations and procedures for exporting goods out of Switzerland. A checklist will guide you through the most common export procedure: from the preliminary clarifications to the downstream procedural steps and costs.

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Transit through Switzerland

Here, you will find all information for companies on customs regulations and procedures for the transit of goods through Switzerland. A checklist will give you an overview of transit procedures such as the common transit procedure (CTP).

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Domestic taxes and duties

We levy a number of taxes and duties within Switzerland as well. These include mineral oil tax, CO2 tax, VOC incentive fee, automobile duty, spirits tax, beer tax and tobacco duty. You will find all of the relevant information in this section.

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Transport levies and road traffic law

Road levies are incurred when goods are transported in Switzerland. Depending on the vehicle and the roads you use, these include the motorway tax sticker and the performance-related or lump-sum heavy vehicle charge.

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Bans, restrictions and conditions

Here, you will find all information for companies on bans, restrictions and conditions for certain goods. These generally apply to both importation and exportation, as well as transit through Switzerland.

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Most searched keywords

In this section, you will find the topics that are most frequently searched for by companies. They are divided into importation into Switzerland, exportation and transit.

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Specialist announcements

Here you will find all the news on customs regulations and procedures such as free trade, the customs tariff and other specific topics for specialists.

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Opening hours and public holidays

Here you will find the list of customs offices, including contact details for each office, as well as the specific opening hours for declaring merchandise.

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Am I a private individual or a company?

Different customs regulations and procedures generally apply for companies and individuals. However, there are exceptions. You will find the customs definition of companies and individuals, including examples, here.

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