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Shopping online

Question, and a relatively simple one, at that: when I'm making purchases online from other countries--say, Germany--and I get some sort of notification like this:

You have provided a delivery address in Switzerland. Please note that you will be responsible for any applicable customs, taxes and fees which may arise on import into Switzerland.

...what do I do? It's a minimal currency amount: the total for the order was 58.10, in Euros.
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Re: Shopping online

the person receiving the shipment will receive a bill for the swiss tax plus admin fee. So that is around 8% of the item value, and bit more depending on the weight, but the admin will be at least Fr.16 depending on which forwarding company you are using.

But I guess you did save on the German VAT, right?

Unless you are sending books? No tax for amounts below around Fr.200 in value (not sure exact amount)
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