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Old 24.01.2019, 18:25
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Re: Sharing experience on car export to EU

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I did and it wasn't clear, hence the post. Also not sure what you infer by questioning the lease, the lease ends in a few months and as stated we are considering buying out the lease, so there will be no finance company involvement as the lease with be finished
The regulations about tax and duty free imports in relation with the move of a household normally stipulate you must have been the owner of the goods for a certain period prior the move (in case of Switzerland it is 6 months). Otherwise tax and duty might apply. If you lease a car you are legally not the owner of the car during the lease, but only after the end of the lease.

This page says "have been in private use" which technically means it is regardless of the actual ownership:
http://www.douane.gouv.fr/articles/a...nce-principale

A thing to consider: With main residence in the EU you cannot simply drive a CH-registered car in the EU, with main residence CH your wife cannot simply drive an EU-registered car in CH. (Simply == w/o any prior customs approval). For your wife there is also the option of a permit G.
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