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Old 21.09.2011, 11:00
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Do these companies fill out the customs declarations? I'd have thought it would be difficult for them if they're only consolidating and forwarding stuff.
You are responsible for filling the customs declarations before the parcel can be forwarded. At least this is what I've seen on some of these websites.
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Not relevant to me, of course, but it piqued my curiosity.

Do these companies fill out the customs declarations? I'd have thought it would be difficult for them if they're only consolidating and forwarding stuff.

I think the Swiss customs guys charge extra if it's not declared properly?

As far as I know we dont have to do anything. The forwarding company takes care of it I believe but my wife oversees this so I am not 100% sure but she has not mentioned any additional work needed on her side. I believe we get a bill from Swiss for VAT. Again, when you are saving over 50% or more on most purchases, VAT and other expenses are irrelevant
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Customs charges kick in at 65 francs. I ordered a $35 item that I couldn't find here. It had $50 shipping. Bam...customs on the 68 francs.

Then they taxed the total including customs.
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