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Old 27.08.2019, 14:08
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Car Export from CH to EU


I recently did the above and it was all straight forward until the German border.

I exported Ford Kuga... bought it in the garage in Switzerland and mentioned to the guy it is for export.
Had a contract signed then export plates - all went fine.

I have contacted Ford Switzerland for the confirmation that the car was produced in EU to avoid this 10% at the border. Got the confirmation which was issues by Ford and went with this to the border.
To my surprise at the border I went to Spedi (import - export agency) and they said they cannot issue Eur 1 certificate for this car because they are missing confirmation from the exported (garage) that the car was produced in EU. My paper from Ford was not an information for them.
I contacted the garage and the guy refused to sign any document from Spedi (agency) which was shared with him via email. At the end of the day I had to pay this 10% duties on top of the car sell price.
Now I will try to get this 10% back as in my opinion the confirmation from Ford should be sufficient.

I also checked on the Swiss Custom page and found the following

under Declaration of origin on invoice as my car was below 10300 CHF.

Does anyone of you have experience to claim back the 10% with customs?
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