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Old 22.02.2012, 08:12
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Duty on my own belongings?

I've shipped two boxes of household goods - nothing new, nothing particularly nice - to myself from the US. Why do I have to pay duty on it? If I'd flown with it I would have walked through with nothing to declare.
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Re: Duty on my own belongings?

If you used the correct procedures, you could import your stuff tax free.

Take the paperwork and the proof you live here to your local customs / Zoll office. As you live in Zurich, probably Kloten is better equipped. Maybe you can get a refund.
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Re: Duty on my own belongings?

On the AWB and invoice, you should declare " of no commercial value" - household goods (moving to CH)
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Re: Duty on my own belongings?

Because you did not fill in form 18.44

http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en
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Re: Duty on my own belongings?

Thanks for the helpful information, all! So far I've only received a slip from the mailman about one box, and haven't picked it up, so is it too late to get the declaration form stamped so I don't have to pay at the post office? I'd rather do it that way, but will probably just have to fork it over, right?
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