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Import a car into Switzerland

This is how you receive the customs declaration for importing your car into Switzerland.

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Before you can IMPORT A CARand register it in Switzerland, your car must first be cleared through customs. Auto-customs clearance consists of two steps.

Auto-customs clearance consists of two steps. So you will later also receive the already paid foreign VAT back by the car salesman.

In the second step, the import customs clearance is carried out at the SWITZERLAND CUSTOMS OFFICE. The Swiss value-added tax, automobile tax and, if applicable, a weight duty are payable.

The cost of the taxes you can either pay directly at the border or conveniently through the import-butler.

Through the import butler, you can calculate the import costs and then receive all the necessary CAR DECLARATION DOCUMENTS you need for export and import into Switzerland.

Before you can IMPORT A CARand register it in Switzerland, your car must first be cleared through customs. Auto-customs clearance consists of two steps.

Auto-customs clearance consists of two steps. So you will later also receive the already paid foreign VAT back by the car salesman.

In the second step, the import customs clearance is carried out at the SWITZERLAND CUSTOMS OFFICE. The Swiss value-added tax, automobile tax and, if applicable, a weight duty are payable.

The cost of the taxes you can either pay directly at the border or conveniently through the import-butler.

Through the import butler, you can calculate the import costs and then receive all the necessary CAR DECLARATION DOCUMENTS you need for export and import into Switzerland.

How it works

What are the costs of importing a car into Switzerland?

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Costs for car import Switzerland

Foreign VAT is deducted from the purchase amount and converted into Swiss francs at the Swiss customs exchange rate. The Swiss net amount is required for further import calculations.

The automobile tax is levied in Switzerland on passenger cars and amounts to 4% (as of 05.2018). The calculation is based on the net Swiss amount after conversion at the customs exchange rate.

If there is no supplier’s declaration or no EUR.1, a weight duty is due. These charges amount to CHF 15 per 100 kg vehicle weight and are calculated on the basis of the COC vehicle details.

Swiss VAT is 7.7% and is calculated on the basis of the net vehicle value, automobile tax and weight duty. This tax must be paid by companies and private individuals.

Costs for the car customs declaration

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Introduce frequently asked questions to the car

The EORI number is a customs number that can be generated for any German company that is subject to VAT. On export, the EORI number is reported to the customs office and is used to refund foreign VAT. Without this number, the foreign company cannot prove the correct export.

After importation, Swiss customs issue an import confirmation. With this proof you can reclaim the value added tax after importing the car from the car dealer.

The foreign VAT already paid will be refunded by the car seller after theimport of the car into Switzerland.

After importation, Swiss customs issue an import confirmation. With this proof you can reclaim the value added tax afterimporting the car from the car dealer.

The certificate of origin is issued by the car manufacturer and documents vehicle production within Europe. The certificate of origin shall be used for the establishment of the EUR.1 Document is required.

The EUR.1 is a customs document and documents the car production within Europe. The EUR.1 can be issued by the import-butler through a certificate of origin. Without a EUR.1, an additional weight duty is payable on importing a car.

The import costs (automobile tax, weight and VAT) can either be paid in cash (attention: daily limit of your card) at the border or conveniently via a payment slip at the import-butler.

The following documents are required for the preparation of the import declaration:

  • contract of sale
    EC Declaration of Conformity (COC)
    ggf.
  • Certificate of origin / EUR.1
  • Certificate of origin / EUR.1 if applicable

Two working days are required for creation. Of course, the import-butler also offers an express service on request.

Customs clearance can also be carried out at the inland customs office. However, it is recommended to import directly at the main customs office.

Introduce frequently asked questions to the car

The EORI number is a customs number that can be generated for any German company that is subject to VAT. On export, the EORI number is reported to the customs office and is used to refund foreign VAT. Without this number, the foreign company cannot prove the correct export.

After importation, Swiss customs issue an import confirmation. With this proof you can reclaim the value added tax after importing the car from the car dealer.

The foreign VAT already paid will be refunded by the car seller after theimport of the car into Switzerland.

After importation, Swiss customs issue an import confirmation. With this proof you can reclaim the value added tax afterimporting the car from the car dealer.

The certificate of origin is issued by the car manufacturer and documents vehicle production within Europe. The certificate of origin shall be used for the establishment of the EUR.1 Document is required.

The EUR.1 is a customs document and documents the car production within Europe. The EUR.1 can be issued by the import-butler through a certificate of origin. Without a EUR.1, an additional weight duty is payable on importing a car.

The import costs (automobile tax, weight and VAT) can either be paid in cash (attention: daily limit of your card) at the border or conveniently via a payment slip at the import-butler.

The following documents are required for the preparation of the import declaration:

  • contract of sale
    EC Declaration of Conformity (COC)
    ggf.
  • Certificate of origin / EUR.1
  • Certificate of origin / EUR.1 if applicable

Two working days are required for creation. Of course, the import-butler also offers an express service on request.

Customs clearance can also be carried out at the inland customs office. However, it is recommended to import directly at the main customs office.

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