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Mechanics of importing skis by post

I'm looking to order skis online from France and have them delivered to me in Kanton Zug.


From this forum / links, I've ascertained that I need to pay about 8% Swiss VAT and 0 duty as imported from EU (having looked this up on www.tares.ch). Swiss post could charge me an admin fee (CHF 11.50 for French imports I think: https://www.post.ch/en/business/a-z-...earance-prices).


But how will this work? Will the French retailer apply the correct charges and the post just arrives with me? Or will I get a note from the post office, go there, pay the tax and admin fee, and collect the parcel?


As I am at work all day, do I need to make sure the delivery is to my work address, to ensure there is someone to receive it?


Apologies, I couldn't see this detail answered in the forum.


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Old 22.09.2015, 20:08
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Re: Mechanics of importing skis by post

If you order from a shop who can do it properly, they should remove the French VAT and ensure the correct customs form is attached to the parcel.

The SwissPost will charge you the 11.50, plus their 3% surcharge and 8% VAT on the value.

If the French company don't do it properly, they may not remove the French VAT and / or not document them properly triggering extra charges from SwissPost (as in "Additional and value-added services").

Receipt isn't any different to any other parcel, if you're not there you can collect later from the post office.
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Re: Mechanics of importing skis by post

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... and 0 duty as imported from EU (having looked this up on www.tares.ch).
For this, you need to know where the skis where manufactured.
If they are proudly made in the U.S.A duty is due even if shipped from a EU country (if the Post people do it right, which they not always do )
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Re: Mechanics of importing skis by post

Good to know! Just checked and the manufacturer itself is French (French legal entity). As if the French would sell any unpatriotic non-French products... ;-)
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