Before you can import a car and register it in Switzerland, your car must first be cleared through customs. Auto customs clearance consists of two steps. First of all, the car is exported to the foreign customs office. In this way, you will later also receive back the already paid foreign VAT from the car dealer.
In the second step, import customs clearance is carried out at the Swiss customs office. This includes Swiss value-added tax, automobile tax and, if applicable, a weight duty. The costs for taxes can be paid either directly at the border or conveniently via the import butler.
With the Import-Butler you can calculate the import costs and receive afterwards all necessary car customs clearance documents which you need for the export as well as import into Switzerland.
In Switzerland, car tax is levied on passenger cars and amounts to 4% (as of 05.2018). The basis of the calculation is the Swiss net amount after conversion at the customs exchange rate.
If there is no supplier declaration or no EUR.1, a weight duty is due. These charges amount to CHF 15 per 100 kg vehicle weight and are calculated from the COC vehicle data.
Swiss VAT is 7.7% and is calculated on the basis of the net value of the vehicle, the automobile tax and the weight duty. This tax must be paid by companies and private individuals.
Calculate the customs costs now and start your car import to Switzerland.
The EORI number is a customs number that can be issued for any German company that is liable to VAT. On export, the EORI number is reported to the customs office and serves to refund the foreign VAT. Without this number, the foreign company cannot provide proof of correct export.
With an export declaration, the car is declared to foreign customs for export. Without these documents, VAT cannot be refunded. The preparation and declaration must be prepared before export.
The certificate of origin is issued by the car manufacturer and documents vehicle production within Europe. The certificate of origin is required for the creation of the EUR.1 document.
The EUR.1 is a customs document and documents the car production within Europe. The EUR.1 can be created by a certificate of origin at the Import Butler. Without a EUR.1 there is an additional weight duty to be paid when importing a car.
The import costs (car tax, weight and VAT) can either be paid in cash (note: 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:
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 internal customs office. However, it is recommended to carry out the import directly at the main customs office.