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Old 07.05.2010, 22:09
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Re: Will I have to pay a large customs charge for bringing lots of food in my suitcas

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Thanks for the responses.

I was just planning to bring about 1 kg total of the following:

green tea, dried seaweed (both nori and kombu), pickled plums, dried fish powder (bouillon).

Even if many of these items are available in some form in Switzerland, I am expecting it to be hard to find the particular brands I like and/or for these items to be very expensive.

I was hoping there was some guideline as to how to calcuate the customs taxes in advance, just in case I have to pay a duty.
The customs regulations are here in german. Just my opinion but I don't see any problem for the quantities you mention so long as the food is for your consumption and didn't cost you more than CHF 300. I wouldn't hesitate to declare it if you have any doubts. I once declared 20Kg of east african snack food. The officials' only interest was to ask me if it tasted as good as it smelled.

Last edited by GJOOFR; 07.05.2010 at 22:11. Reason: To remove ambiguity
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