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Old 01.07.2015, 12:07
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foreign VAT shouldn't be part of the basis for import tax.

http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en
Its weird that shipping cost is calculated into it. I suppose you can ask the supplier to bill separately for shipping.

I mentioned the CHF62.50 to a vendor, and he said, "OK, I will put CHF62.50 as value." For a CHF150 order. Hilarious.
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Old 01.07.2015, 12:27
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Re: Alibaba buy

Swiss VAT will be calculated on the net price of the goods being imported only when the foreign VAT element is clearly shown, otherwise it is assumed that foreign VAT has not been charged and 8% will be added to the lot.
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Re: Alibaba buy

I've purchase some items via aliexpress.
Mostly i search for shops that already registered there for more than 2 years with good reviews from buyers.

Last item purchased was a chinese brand smartphone.
It was shipped using singapore post.
Value written was 18 USD, reported as gift smartphone.
Bought the item for 149 USD.
I did not tell the seller to put certain/original values in the package though.
The shipping took about 10 days to arrived in my Mailbox.
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Old 01.07.2015, 19:00
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Re: Alibaba buy

One issue I had was when I bought 20 worth of stuff and the vendor put a value of 150 or so on it.
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Old 21.07.2015, 23:52
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So after about 35 days, my goods arrived. Not bad. Now I'll just see how well it works and how long it lasts. Very satisfied with price. Would be great to get it faster.
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