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Bringing Alcohol With My Shipment?

Hi, this is my first ever post on EF!

We are relocating to the Zug area this Summer from Singapore. I need to think about what to send over in our shipping container; I've got quite a number of bottles of alcohol eg. Pimms, Vodka, Tequila, Gin, Bacardi etc. which I've purchased at various Duty Free shops on my travels as alcohol is so expensive in Singapore.

I have no idea how much spirits cost in Switzerland, but is it worth bringing them with us? (Some bottles have been opened but are mostly full, most are unopened). Is there a large amount of duty to pay in Switzerland?
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Re: Bringing Alcohol With My Shipment?

There is a limit I don't remember what it is, but I think it's fairly high so definitely worth bringing over as much as you can. We brought over a combination of open and unopened bottles last year with no problems.

Good luck - and if you decide not to bring it have fun drinking it all ;-)
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Re: Bringing Alcohol With My Shipment?

Ooops - I thought I'd posted this in the "Food and Drink" section!

Perhaps the Moderator might like to move it to the relevant place?!

Thanks for your reply, S14
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Re: Bringing Alcohol With My Shipment?

Can it not be used before you go?

And welcome, soon to be neighbour..
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Re: Bringing Alcohol With My Shipment?

bring it along...
i moved from Singapore to Zurich and had a big alcohol haul 3 years back. the movers there will ask you to fill a form with the liters of alcohol you bring in, this form also has the upper limit which can be imported into CH.....but i was no where near this limit even with my 15-20 odd liters...unless you have far more. just be careful with the open bottles, i lost some spirit in transit...
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Re: Bringing Alcohol With My Shipment?

Straight from the horses mouth:

Als Übersiedlungsgut gelten:
b. Haushaltsvorräte und Tabakwaren in üblicher Art und Menge sowie alkoholische Getränke:
1. mit einem Alkoholgehalt bis 25 Volumenprozent; höchstens 200 Liter, und
2. mit einem Alkoholgehalt von über 25 Volumenprozent: höchstens 12 Liter.


Household reserves (?) and tobacco goods in the usual kind and quantity as well as alcoholic drinks:
1. with a strength of up to 25 volume percent; max 200 liters,
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2. with a strength of over 25 volume percent: max 12 liters.

Good luck with the move!
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Re: Bringing Alcohol With My Shipment?

Well on the same subject, any experience with shipping wine with household goods to the US? it appears one need an itemized list, and pay duty. How much? how much trouble?
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Well on the same subject, any experience with shipping wine with household goods to the US? it appears one need an itemized list, and pay duty. How much? how much trouble?

Here's some info from the US Customs & Border Protection:

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...ar,-duty-rates

I hope you're not going to Utah....I don't think they would allow importation of alcohol LOL! Which State are you moving to?
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