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Moving goods from UK to Switzerland

Once you have your permit B and import goods and furniture etc tax free within a set time can you make multiple imports or is it a one off allowance.
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Re: Moving goods from UK to Switzerland

Does anyone have any info for me?
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Re: Moving goods from UK to Switzerland

Here is an official link- but not sure it gives an answer. Most people will bring their stuff in a van or officla removals- when they come, so on one occasion- make sure all your stuff is used and not new (or if new, labels are cut off and new packaging, etc).

Someone was caught the other day moving from Spain with lots of pairs of shoes and clothes which were clearly new and for re-sale- they do check.


Moving (household effects)

Transfer of domicile to Switzerland is the most important requirement in order to have your household goods and any collections, animals or your car imported into Switzerland duty-free. Further the imported articles must have been used by you personally for at least 6 months and they have to be continued to be used by you after importation.
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Household goods, personal effects and students' educational materials can be imported duty-free. This applies even if the domicile is not transferred to Switzerland.
Procedure in the case of importation

At the time of importation, present the completed application form (18.44 household effects) to the customs office of importation.
Immigrants from the 25 initial EU states and from the EFTA states do not have to provide assurance of a residence permit. They provide proof of the transfer of domicile using other means (employment contract, lease, confirmation of notice of departure from the country of departure).
Additional information can be found in the instructions on the application form or in the FAQ. The customs office or the District Directorate of Customs responsible will gladly provide assistance.
Clearance of your household effects must occur during the opening hours of customs offices for merchandise (cf. opening times and addresses of customs offices).
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Re: Moving goods from UK to Switzerland

Thanks this information is really helpful. I was under the impression that import tax was paid on second hand/used goods, but now know that our personal used furniture and personal effects are duty free. Thanks.
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