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Old 09.04.2015, 13:27
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Re: Package being held hostage by private shipping

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The EUST is the "Einfuhrumsatzsteuer" (into Switzerland!) - which would be 8% of CHF 503.75 (itself comprising of the cost of the goods and any auxiliary cost such as shipping and handling charges).
Switzerland only has a "Einfuhrsteuer" (i.e. the VAT applied to imports), see http://www.kmu.admin.ch/themen/02395...x.html?lang=de

The Einfuhrumsatzsteuer on the other hand seems to be of German origin. Not only because of the wording (see my link to wikipedia) but also because the amount simply does not make any sense, i.e. 8% on EUR 500 will never work out to be CHF 40,30.
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