The CO2 tax on a car import to Switzerland

A car that has not been registered abroad for more than 6 months and is imported into Switzerland is subject to the CO2 tax. This is how you get a reduction!


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What is the CO2 tax?

The Auto CO2 tax was introduced in 2012 and aims to reduce CO2 emissions in Switzerland. The regulation applies to all general importers, large importers and private individuals who import a car into Switzerland that has not been registered abroad for more than 6 months. Relevant for this period is the date of admission as compared to the Swiss customs stamp on form 13.20 A.

The formula for calculating the Auto Import CO2 tax

The vehicle data from the EC Declaration of Conformity (CoC) form are required for the calculation. The vehicle document shows the actual vehicle mass (weight) and the combined CO2 emissions.

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Reduction of car CO2 tax

According to the Swiss law, car importers importing more than 50 vehicles in the same calendar year have the possibility to invoice the costs on average for all imported cars. For this reason, CO2 Börse AG offers a high reduction of the CO2 tax. Since the company was founded in 2012, several tens of thousands of vehicles have already been handled by this service. A possible CO2 discount can be calculated here.

Calculate CO2 tax

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Abwicklung der CO2 Steuer über die CO2 Börse AG

In order to process the CO2 tax via the CO2 exchange, the vehicle documents (13.20 A customs document and EC declaration of conformity COC) are sent to the company address after the car import. CO2 Börse AG will then review the documents and process all further steps directly with the federal agency “ASTRA CO2 tax“. Processing usually takes between 3 to 5 working days.

Future development of the CO2 tax

The Regulation on the CO2 tax has been amended every year since its entry into force. From September 2018, the WLTP test cycle will be used as the basis for calculation, thus replacing the NEDC test cycle. In January 2019, the weight reduction to grams 1 to 3 will no longer apply. Probably the biggest change will take place in January 2020. The CO2 target value will be reduced from 130 grams to 95 grams at this point in time. What this means for the Swiss car market remains to be seen.

About CO2 Börse AG Winterthur

CO2 Börse AG is highly valued by general importers, major importers and private individuals for its professionalism and know-how. The high level of customer satisfaction is reflected in the close customer relations of many years since the company was founded in 2012. The development of a car import platform for general importers and large importers also ensures efficient processing and precise monitoring of CO2 emissions at all times. For this reason, CO2 Börse AG is also recommended by Energie Schweiz and various Swiss road traffic authorities. More about CO2 Börse AG


Next step

The next step in car import after the CO2 tax is the motor vehicle inspection.

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