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Old 07.11.2014, 09:31
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Does venison count as game for customs allowances purposes.

German: http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=de
English: http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en

"...with the exception of game"
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Old 07.11.2014, 09:32
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Re: Does venison count as game for customs allowances purposes.

Yes.

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Old 07.11.2014, 10:25
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Re: Does venison count as game for customs allowances purposes.

How about wild boar?

Does the game have to have been shot?

I guess there must be a definitive list of rules somewhere.
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Re: Does venison count as game for customs allowances purposes.

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How about wild boar?

Does the game have to have been shot?

I guess there must be a definitive list of rules somewhere.
If you go to the French or German pages, there is a more definitive list and details of importation in the PDF to the right. Not only is game exempt, but so is fish, crustacians, mollusks, and other acquatic invertibrates.

However, only if imported from the EU or Norway.
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Old 07.11.2014, 10:42
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Re: Does venison count as game for customs allowances purposes.

Sorry, NaT - I am too lazy to read every post, but the answer is probably somewhere in one of these two threads.

Meat import clarification

Tax and Duty change for private imports (Valid from July 1st 2014)

PS - Where I come from venison is considered game, so I'd guess the short answer is yes.
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Re: Does venison count as game for customs allowances purposes.

We're having venison stew tonight. Yum.
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Re: Does venison count as game for customs allowances purposes.

Update.

I checked the German and French versions of www.zoll.ch and it says (in translation) that game are mammals and birds living in the wild or in enclosures such as antelope, moose, pheasants, hares, chamois, deer, kangaroos, marmots, otters/coypu, partridges, deer, reindeer, ibex, ostriches, pigeons, quails, wild ducks , wild geese, wild rabbits, wild boars.
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Re: Does venison count as game for customs allowances purposes.

Otter?

Mmmm... Tarka daal....
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Re: Does venison count as game for customs allowances purposes.

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Otter?

Mmmm... Tarka daal....
Ouch!

We bought a 2kg leg of Scottish venison, 23 per kilo, our local French supermarket and brought it back. Weren't quite sure if "game" covered farmed as well but we weren't stopped to be able to ask. Looks as if it is though according to previous post.

We also bought back 2kg of fresh meat for the dog, clearly marked, which is also allowed if you scroll down to animal feed. Barf is ok as long as marked as such. Great news as it is only 4 a kilo instead of 8 francs at the butcher here.
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Re: Does venison count as game for customs allowances purposes.

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Otter?

Mmmm... Tarka daal....
You can get moose too so you could make that classic Greek Game dish combining the two:


Moose-Tarka.


As for marmot. You either love it or you hate it.
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