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Old 26.07.2021, 12:45
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Re: Importing items I already own from another country?

All this happened a many years ago, but nonetheless:

When we first moved here, over 20 years ago, we left things in storage in the US.
Five years later we decided to ditch the storage and ship some of those things (furniture and a few oddments and whimsies) to Switzerland.

We were told by the shipping company that the exemption from duties and tax only applied to our first shipment, the second shipment was subject to tax and duties where applicable.

Of course, nothing in the second shipment was new, so we declared the estimated used-goods value.

The shipping company had some kind of formula to determine that, it was far less than the price of the goods new. Used goods - even a wedding dress - have almost no real value. (Fortunately sentimental value is not taxable )

All in all the tax and/or duty (I can never remember which is applicable) ended up being a very small amount.

As above, this was many years ago so do check on current regs.
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