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Old 25.07.2015, 22:41
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I ordered few times from iherb using dhl delivery. Everything was fine. As i read on swiss post website, no import duties for the order amount less $200.
Where do you get $200 from? Currenly it says 62CHF for on-line purchases and 100CHF for "gifts" sent by friends:

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As a rule, every consignment from abroad is liable to customs duty and VAT.
There is no special tax-free limit as with passenger traffic, only a fee exemption limit. Accordingly, customs duties and value added tax are not charged if the amount calculated is less than CHF 5.00 per customs declaration, whereby customs and VAT charges are considered separately. Gifts sent from private individuals living abroad to private individuals in Switzerland are duty-free up to a goods value of CHF 100.00. Goods purchased on the Internet do not satisfy these conditions. They are subject to duty in accordance with the general provisions.
The upper limit of the goods value (incl. transport costs) for an import exempt from VAT is:
  • 8% VAT (applicable to majority of all consignments) => CHF 62.00
  • 2.5% VAT (special goods such as books) => CHF 200.00


https://www.post.ch/en/private/a-z-o...ustoms-and-vat
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Old 25.07.2015, 22:47
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Where do you get $200 from? Currenly it says 62CHF for on-line purchases and 100CHF for "gifts" sent by friends:

https://www.post.ch/en/private/a-z-o...ustoms-and-vat
Herbs and supplements are in a different category and have a higher limit. ( same as books I think)
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Old 25.07.2015, 23:46
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Where do you get $200 from? Currenly it says 62CHF for on-line purchases and 100CHF for "gifts" sent by friends:

https://www.post.ch/en/private/a-z-o...ustoms-and-vat
Try reading your own quote.

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Re: DHL and import duty

In my experience DHL always hit you up, I've had some things pass through Swiss Post without charge. Post normally only bill you when the charge totals over 5CHF (Goods > CHF 62)


Note you pay the VAT/MWST on the total value of the shipment which includes the customs admin fee (9.75 for DHL, CHF 13 for Swiss Post)
http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en
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Re: DHL and import duty

Hi Online Shoppers

Just a checkup, as I am looking to put an online order in to DE, and the delivery is by DHL.

Has anyone had a DHL delivery recently, and were the delivery and charges OK or not ?

Thanks.
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Old 18.08.2016, 12:23
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Hi Online Shoppers

Just a checkup, as I am looking to put an online order in to DE, and the delivery is by DHL.

Has anyone had a DHL delivery recently, and were the delivery and charges OK or not ?

Thanks.
They are usually more expensive than the Post. They also use Intrum Justitia if you dispute the charge and refuse to pay.
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Old 18.08.2016, 13:16
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Has anyone had a DHL delivery recently, and were the delivery and charges OK or not ?

Thanks.
For charges see here:

http://www.dhl.ch/en/express/customs...customers.html
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Ordered shoes in Italy (not available here), euro 241, import duties CHF 48. Grrr.
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Ordered shoes in Italy (not available here), euro 241, import duties CHF 48. Grrr.
Each, or for the pair?
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Old 19.08.2016, 13:23
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Each, or for the pair?

https://www.zalando.ch/a-s-98-cowboy...1n02v-o11.html

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Ordered shoes in Italy (not available here), euro 241, import duties CHF 48. Grrr.
Luckly it is just duty and not additionaly VAT and Admin fees.

But who the hell orders boots weighting close to 32.2 kg with packaging
And speccially boots made in North Korea?

Tariff number 6403.5100 ( 1.49 CHF/kg includding shipping container)
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Luckly it is just duty and not additionaly VAT and Admin fees.

But who the hell orders boots weighting close to 32.2 kg with packaging
And speccially boots made in North Korea?

Tariff number 6403.5100 ( 1.49 CHF/kg includding shipping container)
It's 2 kg according to UPS

North Korea???

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Old 19.08.2016, 13:48
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Luckly it is just duty and not additionaly VAT and Admin fees.

But who the hell orders boots weighting close to 32.2 kg with packaging
And speccially boots made in North Korea?

Tariff number 6403.5100 ( 1.49 CHF/kg includding shipping container)
I follow the 32.2kg, but where did you get N. Korea? I found lots of Alibaba with "Air step", but they are all Chinese.
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I follow the 32.2kg, but where did you get N. Korea? I found lots of Alibaba with "Air step", but they are all Chinese.
It is the only contry of origin where duty is due on such boots. May be the chinse produce in N.Korea and actually declare the original manufacturing contry.
(There may be other contries, but the list of contries were no duty applies is very long, and North Korea was explicitetly listed as not duty free).

Edit: Duty is also due when the boots were manufactured in: Russia, Taiwan, Monaco maybe others
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Re: DHL and import duty

I would say that DHL is not my prefered company for delivery because they do have charges on top of the standard import duty. It arrives as a separate bill to be paid.

Warning when ordering via Amazon.de: Usually amazon.de automatically substracts the german tax and adds the swiss one so it is actually cheaper. But if this is not done automatically, one is likely to pay the extra swiss import duty plus processing fees. If delivered by DHL, their own processing fees will be added to these.

p.s. Must say that I did not analyse into detail what exactly DHL charged which time as it was quite lengthy.
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Re: DHL and import duty

I have just been invoiced by DHL for a delivery from The Netherlands.

The value for customs purposes was €50.58. No duty is payable on that small amount so this invoice is not for customs duty.

It appears to be a fee for the delivery - over and above the freight charges I already paid in Delft.

It has been calculated on an FIS basis, which is a total of both the value of the shipment and the freight. That equals CHF95.00.

They want CHF29.60 extra, which almost doubles the freight charge.

I had no idea that such a fee would be involved.
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I have just been invoiced by DHL for a delivery from The Netherlands.

The value for customs purposes was €50.58. No duty is payable on that small amount so this invoice is not for customs duty.

It appears to be a fee for the delivery - over and above the freight charges I already paid in Delft.

It has been calculated on an FIS basis, which is a total of both the value of the shipment and the freight. That equals CHF95.00.

They want CHF29.60 extra, which almost doubles the freight charge.

I had no idea that such a fee would be involved.
Pay it and learn, they hand it off to Intrum Justitia as soon as they can, then it just gets more bothersome.
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Old 19.08.2016, 17:03
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I have just been invoiced by DHL for a delivery from The Netherlands.

The value for customs purposes was €50.58. No duty is payable on that small amount so this invoice is not for customs duty.

It appears to be a fee for the delivery - over and above the freight charges I already paid in Delft.

It has been calculated on an FIS basis, which is a total of both the value of the shipment and the freight. That equals CHF95.00.

They want CHF29.60 extra, which almost doubles the freight charge.

I had no idea that such a fee would be involved.
Agreed. Don't understand why "grass" seems to be so much more expensive here.
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Re: DHL and import duty

Google translate seems to think that the extras fees are VAT of CHF7.60 and two lines of informal customs clearance totalling CHF22.00.

I only answered because someone asked for recent experience.
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Old 19.08.2016, 20:14
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Well I am happy to report that the booties seem to be made in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Arrived from Verona in 4 days. The additional costs paid directly to UPS delivery man.
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