Taxes and duties

Transit of merchandise

If unassessed goods (goods on which duty has not been paid) are transported through Switzerland, the import duties (customs duty and value added tax) must be secured temporarily through a cash deposit or a guarantee. Any applicable bans or restrictions must also be observed.

The most important international transit procedures in commercial goods traffic are the common transit procedure (CTP) and the TIR procedure.

Information on the transit of personal goods is available at: Transit through Switzerland with personal goods.



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