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Old 09.11.2007, 13:28
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Re: Help with post office

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Hi all

Just had the post man at the door with a parcel from my mum in england containing 3 chocolate bars, 2 pcts of angel delight and a video with some stuff she did me on the tv total cost 3 or 5 chf, he wouldnt give me the parcel unless i payed a tax of 65.40 chf,

i didnt pay it question now can i complain and who too ( that speaks english, ) will the parcel just be sent back to my mum, and will she be charged

Thanks alot

Upon thinking about this I think you probably misunderstood the postman. Sounds like as if there was no declared value on the package and the Swiss customs decided that the package was worth 65,40 francs as they were probably annoyed at having to go through it. Thus, they declared the value at 65,40 meaning you have to pay the minimum 5 franc VAT plus the 10 franc admin fee for a total of 15 francs.
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