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Importing food from UK

What, if anything, can you bring into Switzerland from the UK? Obviously I don't mean fresh meat etc, but canned stuff, packets, dry stuff? In the car I mean, not by air.
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What, if anything, can you bring into Switzerland from the UK? Obviously I don't mean fresh meat etc, but canned stuff, packets, dry stuff? In the car I mean, not by air.
Upto 300 CHF per person should be OK.
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Re: Importing food from UK

For your own consumption (there are guidelines as to what amount is still considered as such) you can bring anything that isn't banned from trade such as endangered species. Rule of thumb: If it is sold in a British supermarket, you can bring it in. If it exceeds the limits set by Swiss customs, you will have to pay taxes and for certain products, such as meat, a special import duty.

Bringing in stuff for resale is a bit more tricky. A certain cheese seller could enlighten you.
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For your own consumption (there are guidelines as to what amount is still considered as such) you can bring anything that isn't banned from trade such as endangered species. Rule of thumb: If it is sold in a British supermarket, you can bring it in. If it exceeds the limits set by Swiss customs, you will have to pay taxes and for certain products, such as meat, a special import duty.

Bringing in stuff for resale is a bit more tricky. A certain cheese seller could enlighten you.
When I was stopped with 6 oil filters for my BMW 3.50 V 18 CHF, I was asked if I was a mechanic, I had to explain they were for personal use.
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When I was stopped with 6 oil filters for my BMW 3.50 V 18 CHF, I was asked if I was a mechanic, I had to explain they were for personal use.
Wot, is that how they make Schumli?!
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