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Old 05.02.2020, 14:56
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Customs calculation for Gin from the UK

I'm thinking of ordering some Gin from the UK to be delivered to CH.

Does anyone know how much the customs duty would come up to? I am guessing that it's too much to hope that if it's less than CHF65, there's no duty.... anyone tried before?


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Re: Customs calculation for Gin from the UK

Everything is here.


probably your motto is TL;DR, so to help you:
VAT limit 65 chf pro sendung or 300 per person
Duty free allowance: 1l of spirits (or 5l below 18%), otherwise 15 chf pro liter
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Re: Customs calculation for Gin from the UK

I don't think the duty free allowance counts for items sent by post, only if personally carried. There will likely be excise duty charged. This will then be added to the value of the gin + postage. The Post will then add all their exorbitant charges.
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Re: Customs calculation for Gin from the UK

I ordered some Scotch direct from Scotland. I got a couple of bottles that ended up costing around 150 euros or so and I think I ended up paying an additional 54 francs to DHL at delivery.
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Re: Customs calculation for Gin from the UK

Hi Nanda, have you thought of buying locally ?


https://britishcheese.ch/shopback.html#!/drinks


You can always pick up some English cheese and Port at the same time
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Re: Customs calculation for Gin from the UK

well don't forget the CO2 tax!
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