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VAT and Custom charges solution for EU

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Are there any aids for startups in Switzerland for shipping to EU which is less expensive? Basically if customer has to pay VAT and custom charges, it can be expensive for them.
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Are there any aids for startups in Switzerland for shipping to EU which is less expensive? Basically if customer has to pay VAT and custom charges, it can be expensive for them.
That's down to them then, if they don't want to pay import duty, then don't import, buy from within your own country (or within the EU if that's where you are). I can't see what help the Swiss govt could give to help your customers not pay import duty in their country.
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Re: VAT and Custom charges solution for EU

Depending on the voulume of your business, it could pay you to ship within the EU by having a depot or an arrangement with a transport company there.

I believe you can ship single parcels up to EUR 150 from non EU to EU without the recipient incurring VAT or duties. I'm not sure on this or the amount but I recall seeing it somewhere.
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Re: VAT and Custom charges solution for EU

There's a Delivered Duty Paid service where you as the seller/shipper pay the duty on sending but it depends, eg 2kg max with Post.ch



No experience of this but looking at setting up a small online shop to sell to EU/GB so currently exploring these options.
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Depending on the voulume of your business, it could pay you to ship within the EU by having a depot or an arrangement with a transport company there.

I believe you can ship single parcels up to EUR 150 from non EU to EU without the recipient incurring VAT or duties. I'm not sure on this or the amount but I recall seeing it somewhere.
This was of great help. Thanks
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There's a Delivered Duty Paid service where you as the seller/shipper pay the duty on sending but it depends, eg 2kg max with Post.ch



No experience of this but looking at setting up a small online shop to sell to EU/GB so currently exploring these options.
Thank you so much. I will check it out
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