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Importing goods question

From the info I read it seems I do not have to pay customs on my 1 shipment of goods since they are used. But I also do have some new furniture I need to have delivered and wonder if this is different and if there is an ideal way to import or if it's the same.

I did pay the French VAT so if I could claim it back and pay the Swiss I'm Ok with that. It's only 3 items, which may be with other household goods or coming over on their own. (not sure if they will deliver or if I need to drive them over 1 at a time from a friend in France)
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Re: Importing goods question

Well, the shop you bought it from should be able to do all the export-details (i.e. sell it to you without VAT and ship it to you).

If they can't do that, you'll have a hard time getting back the VAT I'm afraid.
Probably should have told them up-front about the things going to Switzerland...

In any case: Swiss customs will be quick to charge Swiss VAT, regardless ;-)
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Well, the shop you bought it from should be able to do all the export-details (i.e. sell it to you without VAT and ship it to you).

If they can't do that, you'll have a hard time getting back the VAT I'm afraid.
Probably should have told them up-front about the things going to Switzerland...

In any case: Swiss customs will be quick to charge Swiss VAT, regardless ;-)

Before you get to high on the horse you should know it wasn't 100% I was moving that side of the border when I ordered the items months ago

I still need to see if they can deliver there or if they only go as far as France.
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Before you get to high on the horse you should know it wasn't 100% I was moving that side of the border when I ordered the items months ago

I still need to see if they can deliver there or if they only go as far as France.
Suggesting to cancel the order usually helps them deciding to be more forthcoming to the customer.

Or are these unique, hand-made pieces from an ébéniste?

If you won't get VAT back, you could try covering them in dust and claiming them to be ebay-purchases at the border, with no receipt and little value....
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How much money are we talking about, anyway?
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Re: Importing goods question

I see they have a seller for their furniture in Geneva but I bought it in Paris and they are at the factory in Lyon, so I wonder how helpful the Paris shop will be, we'll see!

I actually just exported a display and going to birng it back, I guess I need to keep the swiss receipt, I just had to drag it back as I dont have the flat yet

Of course when I wanted to export something I needed a stamp to get the Swiss VAT back last year, but there was no one to be found.
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I see they have a seller for their furniture in Geneva but I bought it in Paris and they are at the factory in Lyon, so I wonder how helpful the Paris shop will be, we'll see!

I actually just exported a display and going to birng it back, I guess I need to keep the swiss receipt, I just had to drag it back as I dont have the flat yet

Of course when I wanted to export something I needed a stamp to get the Swiss VAT back last year, but there was no one to be found.
Do you need someone to transport from Lyon to here? I can possibly help you with that.
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