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Old 08.04.2011, 11:21
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So, let's go to the point. I live in Zurich since Sept. 2011 but my official moving date was only last Tuesday (5th april). This means that I still have my lovely car with a foreign plate (not Swiss yet).
So assuming you mean 2010 you have lived there 7 months illegally? I would be VERY careful about crossing frontiers, especially with contraband.
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Old 08.04.2011, 11:54
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-Scenario 1: a group of people in a luxumburger SUV living illegaly for the last 7 months in Zurich crossing swiss-german border. The main question is if they should declare or not the food for their BBQ to win a few 100 CHF.

- Scenario 2: a group of people packed in a tiny african rowboat cross illegaly the sea border between africa & italy. The main question is if they will survive and be able to win a few 100 CHF to feed their families back home.

Only 1000km separates the 2 scenarios.
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Old 08.04.2011, 18:53
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But I've a simple and stupid question for something not very clear to me:
- red meat, 0.5Kg/person. If I'm alone in the car and I want to import 1Kg, what is going to happen? Can I do it paying extra taxes or they will force to put half kilo on the German side of the border?
You will have to pay the extra taxes and you cannot leave a half kilo in Germany. Once you reach customs, you have to pay.
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Old 08.04.2011, 19:11
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I was hankering after some lamb and was hoping for a bargain in a German supermarket. No such luck.
I buy frozen boned New Zealand lamb cheaply at a Turkish shop in Zollikofen.

I think I pay Fr 17 per Kilo. It might be worth looking in your area. Their fruit and veg are ripe and half the price of Coop.

http://tel.local.ch/en/d/Zollikofen/...%2C+Zollikofen
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You can bring as mzuch meat as you want just declare and pay the VAT, still you will have a good quality meat:-)
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You can bring as mzuch meat as you want just declare and pay the VAT, still you will have a good quality meat:-)
If you wonder about quality, swiss meat is much more better than German meat
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Don't declare it!!! Running the gauntlet is my favourite game!!!
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I buy frozen boned New Zealand lamb cheaply at a Turkish shop in Zollikofen.

I think I pay Fr 17 per Kilo. It might be worth looking in your area. Their fruit and veg are ripe and half the price of Coop.

http://tel.local.ch/en/d/Zollikofen/...%2C+Zollikofen
Why would you want to buy frozen meat all the way from New Zealand?
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If you wonder about quality, swiss meat is much more better than German meat
yes the tasteless Swiss pork with no crackling, is much better then the crispy juicy German porkt
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Why would you want to buy frozen meat all the way from New Zealand?
That is indeed madness.

I'm gonna have a nice kiwi now...
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Why would you want to buy frozen meat all the way from New Zealand?
1. Because sometimes we get a craving for it :-)

2. Because it is actually cheaper than buying European lamb. eg: I was about to buy a leg of lamb across the French border. from Basel. The lamb was from France and the price was 46 euro. Then I saw the similar sized NZ lamb for 23 euro.
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That is indeed madness.

I'm gonna have a nice kiwi now...
Unless that kiwifruit has a sticker on it , saying "zespri" it is probably not from NZ - more likely from Italy, Spain or Chile.
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Old 10.04.2011, 00:27
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You can bring as mzuch meat as you want just declare and pay the VAT, still you will have a good quality meat:-)
Half right there. Over 500g you pay a duty of CHF 20.-- per Kilo

We buy NZ lamb because it tastes superb against mainland European lamb. And it's half the price!

Show me any other boneless meat in Switzerland at CHF 16.90 per Kg!

British lamb is excellent, but rarely seen here.
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