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Old 29.10.2007, 16:08
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Re: Paying tax on a gift sent to me??

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They opened your package to read your mail?! Is this a standard procedure in Switzerland?
It is standard procedure in almost any country and where goods arrive at customs without a customs declaration sticker.

It is also standard for the receiver to get charged for the privilege - handling and storage costs can be higher than the duty .

Last edited by swissbob; 29.10.2007 at 16:09. Reason: added the charges bit...
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