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Better to have posted something from U.S. to UK or Switzerland???

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i have bought a few items of clothing on a U.S. site, and wondering should i have my mate send them home to UK for me or here to Switz? Which country am i likely to pay more import tax on? Both are fine as i go home in a few weeks...
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Re: Better to have posted something from U.S. to UK or Switzerland???

Use your UK address.

British Customs officers only need to read the customs declaration label and if a charge is due they usually base it on the declared value.

Swiss Customs officers open the package and send you a bill for doing so. Any taxes due are usually based on what the item is valued at in Switzerland and not the value stated on the declaration.
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