VAT & Import Duties
IMPORTING GOODS INTO SWITZERLAND AND OTHER NON EU COUNTRIES
Import duty and taxes are payable when importing goods into Switzerland and other non EU countries, privately or commercially. The rates and calculations vary from country to country, however within Switzerland, import duty is calculated on weight of the shipment. In addition to import duty, imports are subject to sales tax (VAT) which is calculated based on the cost of goods, insurance, freight and any applicable duty (CIFD). Certain goods are also subject to excise tax.
IMPORT DUTY RATES
As mentioned above, import duty rates in Switzerland vary by weight and by product. For example, toiletry items currently have a duty rate of CHF65 per 100 kg, and a wool carpet CHF74 per 100 kg. Some goods can be imported duty free (e.g. books and some electronic products).
Following the instructions on the link below will give you an idea of the cost of import duty in your case. However, the rate may vary and this is purely a guide:
VAT RATES IN SWITZERLAND
Since 1 January 2011, the following VAT rates apply:
|Normal rate on taxable deliveries and services||8%|
|Reduced rate on taxable deliveries and services (e.g. books)||2.5%|
Generally, all services relating to an import consignment incur VAT. This includes the cost of transportation and the cost of customs clearance. The cost of unforeseen necessary services provided by the customs office to ensure effective customs clearance incurs VAT at the rate of 8% in accordance with customs regulations. The tax will be invoiced on the Swiss Post International bill.
VAT rates in other non- EU countries may vary.
Following the instructions on the link below will give you an idea of the cost Import Duty and Tax Calculation, however, the rate may vary and this is purely a guide:
If the amount of duty payable is less than CHF 5 it is not charged.
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