Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Finance/banking/taxation  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17.08.2020, 13:05
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Wadenswil
Posts: 13
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 35 Times in 4 Posts
Zimbonick has earned some respectZimbonick has earned some respect
Import Duties - Winter Wheels from Germany

Has anybody imported a complete car winter wheel set (rims and tyres) into Switzerland from Germany recently, for personal use?

What were the import duties? I assume there will be 7.7% VAT regardless...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17.08.2020, 13:41
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Zürich
Posts: 300
Groaned at 5 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 299 Times in 153 Posts
rezak has earned the respect of manyrezak has earned the respect of manyrezak has earned the respect of many
Re: Import Duties - Winter Wheels from Germany

From this page (section "Vehicle parts, tyres, wheels, rims, bicycles and bicycle trailers"), it would look like tires are just normal "personal stuff", I did not see any specific dutiables.
So I think it's the VAT and that's pretty much it.
Remember that it will kill the 300chf duty-free limit, so say you bought a couple of bottles of beer since you are already in Germany - you will have to pay VAT on those too
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 17.08.2020, 13:44
Stoker177's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: ZuriOberland, CH
Posts: 221
Groaned at 16 Times in 9 Posts
Thanked 188 Times in 89 Posts
Stoker177 is considered knowledgeableStoker177 is considered knowledgeableStoker177 is considered knowledgeable
Re: Import Duties - Winter Wheels from Germany

Don't know about complete wheels, but I bought winter and summer tyres from this lot, half the price that BMW quoted me for the same Pirelli brand, one set delivered to my house and one direct to the installer who charged me 50 CHF to fit.

http://www.reifendirekt.ch/
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Stoker177 for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 17.08.2020, 13:59
aSwissInTheUS's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Zurich area
Posts: 12,946
Groaned at 100 Times in 89 Posts
Thanked 19,855 Times in 8,800 Posts
aSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Import Duties - Winter Wheels from Germany

Quote:
View Post
Has anybody imported a complete car winter wheel set (rims and tyres) into Switzerland from Germany recently, for personal use?
Will you import them personally or get them shipped? If you import them yourself you should get them mounted on the car as otherwise you can not get back the German VAT.

Duty depends on the place of manufacture. Most goods manufactured in the EU or China are duty free. Only import VAT of 7.7% has to be paid if above the applicable threshold. For detail check the Tares database https://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/en/home...f---tares.html
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18.08.2020, 09:39
Cata1yst's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Zugish
Posts: 566
Groaned at 18 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 726 Times in 330 Posts
Cata1yst has a reputation beyond reputeCata1yst has a reputation beyond reputeCata1yst has a reputation beyond reputeCata1yst has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Import Duties - Winter Wheels from Germany

It goes without saying make sure they are compliant to Swiss standards otherwise fork out another 500 odd chf.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Cata1yst for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 18.08.2020, 12:17
Stoker177's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: ZuriOberland, CH
Posts: 221
Groaned at 16 Times in 9 Posts
Thanked 188 Times in 89 Posts
Stoker177 is considered knowledgeableStoker177 is considered knowledgeableStoker177 is considered knowledgeable
Re: Import Duties - Winter Wheels from Germany

Quote:
View Post
It goes without saying make sure they are compliant to Swiss standards otherwise fork out another 500 odd chf.
All branded tyres shipped from Germany are Swiss compliant as they are also EU compliant...there is no difference, the delivery costs and tax are included in the price e.g. I paid the following:

Artikel: Pirelli P Zero runflat 275/35 R20 102Y XL MOE, runflat
Stückzahl: 2
Einzelpreis: CHF 293.19
Gesamtbetrag brutto: CHF 586.38
Darin enthalten 7.7 % MwSt = CHF 41.92
------------------------------------------
Gesamtbetrag netto: CHF 544.46

------------------------------------------
Endsumme: CHF 586.38

Now that's even competitive to UK prices
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 18.08.2020, 12:31
aSwissInTheUS's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Zurich area
Posts: 12,946
Groaned at 100 Times in 89 Posts
Thanked 19,855 Times in 8,800 Posts
aSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Import Duties - Winter Wheels from Germany

Quote:
View Post
All branded tyres shipped from Germany are Swiss compliant as they are also EU compliant...there is no difference, the
We are talking about wheels. A wheel consists of a rim and a tyre. If the rim size (diameter, width, offset, etc. ) or material is not listed on the CoC/type approval you will need an additional paper.

Also you are limited what tyre size you can mount on the rim. Extreme stretching is not allowed (guideline is the ETRTO standards manual) and change in diameter cannot be more than +/- 5% away from the standard tyre.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank aSwissInTheUS for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 18.08.2020, 15:56
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Wadenswil
Posts: 13
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 35 Times in 4 Posts
Zimbonick has earned some respectZimbonick has earned some respect
Re: Import Duties - Winter Wheels from Germany

Thanks for the input folks.

Will likely go with OEM wheels - more pricey, but will avoid all the other potential hassles. Price difference is substantial between Germany and here, especially when subtracting the German VAT. Obviously need to add back in the 7.7% Swiss VAT, but it seems from your responses that that is it.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Zimbonick for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 18.08.2020, 18:33
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Zurich
Posts: 248
Groaned at 12 Times in 9 Posts
Thanked 597 Times in 183 Posts
GParker has a reputation beyond reputeGParker has a reputation beyond reputeGParker has a reputation beyond reputeGParker has a reputation beyond reputeGParker has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Import Duties - Winter Wheels from Germany

Last season I bought a full OEM set from https://www.werksraeder24.de/ With 200 CHF shipping from Germany and Swiss VAT added they were still CHF1,500 cheaper than local! There was no duty as they were made in the EU.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 19.08.2020, 19:59
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Wadenswil
Posts: 13
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 35 Times in 4 Posts
Zimbonick has earned some respectZimbonick has earned some respect
Re: Import Duties - Winter Wheels from Germany

Quote:
View Post
Last season I bought a full OEM set from https://www.werksraeder24.de/ With 200 CHF shipping from Germany and Swiss VAT added they were still CHF1,500 cheaper than local! There was no duty as they were made in the EU.
Thanks, good to get confirmation on the duty exemption
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winter Wheels for Audi - import or buy local, advice appreciated! Humph Transportation/driving 18 11.11.2019 20:40
Import duties Guest Other/general 7 19.10.2014 22:25
Vehicle Import Duties dodgyken Transportation/driving 1 05.03.2014 16:05
Import duties timejohn Finance/banking/taxation 3 14.12.2011 09:15
Import Duties - Liechtenstein CK12 Finance/banking/taxation 1 20.05.2009 16:29


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 19:22.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0