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Bellanana 11.04.2019 20:24

Please help! I got a Zollrechnung through FedEx
 
Hi, all

Today I received this Zollrechnung for 151CHF!!!!!!

I just received a gift from my friend outside EU. It was written the cost is CHF200-300.

TOday I received this. May I know anyway to exempt or to lower? It is incredibly terrible.

edot 11.04.2019 20:32

Re: Please help! I got a Zollrechnung through FedEx
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bellanana (Post 3060315)
Hi, all

Today I received this Zollrechnung for 151CHF!!!!!!

I just received a gift from my friend outside EU. It was written the cost is CHF200-300.

TOday I received this. May I know anyway to exempt or to lower? It is incredibly terrible.

Call them and ask them to explain. Seems high....maybe they made an error.

Bellanana 11.04.2019 20:33

Re: Please help! I got a Zollrechnung through FedEx
 
Is it possible to appeal?

aSwissInTheUS 11.04.2019 20:41

Re: Please help! I got a Zollrechnung through FedEx
 
Hard to tell if you just quote the final sum of the bill and you do not state what it actually is.

How much of the bill is VAT?
How much of the bill is duty and other taxes?
How much of the bill is handling and processing fee from FedEx?

There should be a link and login details on the bill to get the detailed declaration from the Swiss Customs website.

Additionally see this information from Swiss Customs:
https://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/en/home...nd-duties.html
and
https://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/en/home...omplaints.html

Bellanana 11.04.2019 20:47

Re: Please help! I got a Zollrechnung through FedEx
 
The breakdown it says

Vorlageprovision 22
Eust/Import VAT 25.35
Zolle 102.9
CH Ust 7.7% 1.7


So is this justified?

roegner 11.04.2019 20:49

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Originally Posted by Bellanana (Post 3060321)
The breakdown it says

Vorlageprovision 22
Eust/Import VAT 25.35
Zolle 102.9
CH Ust 7.7% 1.7


So is this justified?

What is the value they calculated this on?

Bellanana 11.04.2019 20:57

Re: Please help! I got a Zollrechnung through FedEx
 
It didn't mention in the letter. My friend did declare on the form its CHF200-300

grumpygrapefruit 11.04.2019 20:58

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Originally Posted by roegner (Post 3060322)
What is the value they calculated this on?

Based on 7.7% MwsT the goods value will be around 350.00 (including delivery cost). But the Zoll (import duty) of 102.90 suggests that the goods had a high import duty rate. Without knowing what the actual goods are, it's impossible to say if it's correct or not.

aSwissInTheUS 11.04.2019 21:04

Re: Please help! I got a Zollrechnung through FedEx
 
What the heck is it?
Is there a Tariff No some where?

And again, there should be a link and login details on the bill to get the detailed declaration from the Swiss Customs website.

Bellanana 11.04.2019 21:07

Re: Please help! I got a Zollrechnung through FedEx
 
Those are curtains, 20kg in total

Today only 11.04.2019 21:12

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bellanana (Post 3060329)
Those are curtains, 20kg in total

So they are certainly worth more than the declared alue of Chf 300. and the customs have established a fair value based on what they estimate as the real value.
Difficult to contest...

Bellanana 11.04.2019 21:16

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Well I would say only cheap quality one are so heavy. Plus they were from Asia so should be very cheap.....

bowlie 11.04.2019 21:23

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Well, you likely can appeal if you can Prove the value was lower than what they calculated.

In CH 20kg of material is going to cost much more that 300 even the cheap stuff.

Bellanana 11.04.2019 21:27

Re: Please help! I got a Zollrechnung through FedEx
 
So it's because of the weight then they charge that 102.9?

runningdeer 11.04.2019 21:35

Re: Please help! I got a Zollrechnung through FedEx
 
The tariff duty rates on curtains, HS6303, are quite steep in Switzerland, like a lot of other textile products. Plus, they are a specific duty, I. E. per 100kg, not on value. Thus heavy curtains will cost even more. The specific duty applied depends on the type of fabric, I. E. Cotton, synthetic, etc. and also how its woven. A quick look indicates between 141 and 445 Fr. per 100 kg, although I didn't look them all up. So your bill seems about right, could even be at the lower end.

Bellanana 11.04.2019 21:36

Re: Please help! I got a Zollrechnung through FedEx
 
Thank you. Although not happy to know.

May I know if even for gift that I need to pay those no matter those are new or old?

Landers 11.04.2019 21:49

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VAT is based on the value, so you can back-calculate what they've valued the goods at.
Duty is based on weight.
www.tares.ch
Select the "import from" country then enter 6303 for curtains and try to find closest match to the goods. Click on the magnifying glass to see the rates. 100 on 20kg seems high to me but maybe it includes other charges.

aSwissInTheUS 11.04.2019 21:55

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Today only (Post 3060330)
So they are certainly worth more than the declared alue of Chf 300. and the customs have established a fair value based on what they estimate as the real value.

Value including shipping was estimated as CHF 350 (see grumpygrapefruit)
That is o.k. as the declared Value was CHF 300 (If you give the tax man a range, he will clearly pick the upper limit.)

Without knowing what actual tariff code was applied, what material the curtains are made, where they were made, and from were they were shipped from it is hard to say if the duty is correct.

Mrs. Doolittle 11.04.2019 22:01

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bellanana (Post 3060337)
Thank you. Although not happy to know.

May I know if even for gift that I need to pay those no matter those are new or old?

The exemption limit for a gift is 100 Swiss Francs. There are items which are not exempt.

20 kg is a lot of weight for curtains. Are they room darkening curtains? That material is quite heavy.

You should probably just pay the bill, hang the curtains and send your friend a photo showing how nice they look.

Bellanana 11.04.2019 22:07

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Ms Doolittle *LROF**

Yes one of them is very thick with cheap quality and smell. So that one is very heavy


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