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Shopping from one Canton to another?

Canada is a federal system with provincial autonomy.

Recently a Canadian man was charged for buying alcohol in one Canadian province and returning with it to his home in another province of Canada.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/opinion/...iers-1.4175314

Just wondering whether there are similar restrictions on cross-cantonal trade or shopping within Switzerland.

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Re: Shopping from one Canton to another?

There are checkpoints on the border of Valais to make sure no Fendant bought for a song at Aldi outside of the canton is re-imported.

In the strict sense of your question ("cross-cantonal trade and shopping") this is the only example I know, but there are other cross-cantonal caveats (list incomplete!):

Car drivers with an Argovian license (AG) are not allowed to drive cars in Zürich (ZH).

Natives from St. Gallen, Thurgau and Schaffhausen are not allowed to speak their dialects in any other German speaking cantons.

Besides that, never ever yodel a Bernese yodel in Appenzell. You may risk getting tarred and feathered. I don't think there's a law prohibiting it, it's more like a sacred tradition.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Shopping from one Canton to another?

The only "restriction" I know is a silly one.

If you fly via Geneva to Zurich (probably also vice versa) you HAVE to get landside if you want to buy duty free (at the GVA Arrivals). Which means you would have to checkin luggage if you buy liquids (not a good idea)

The Duty Free shop airside in GVA wont sell you cigarettes cause you are flying domestic and dont accept your arriving boarding pass. The Arrival duty free in ZRH wont accept your boarding pass because you are arriving domestic..
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Just wondering whether there are similar restrictions on cross-cantonal trade or shopping within Switzerland.
None. This is a reasonable country (sometimes).
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Canada is a federal system with provincial autonomy.

Recently a Canadian man was charged for buying alcohol in one Canadian province and returning with it to his home in another province of Canada.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/opinion/...iers-1.4175314

Just wondering whether there are similar restrictions on cross-cantonal trade or shopping within Switzerland.

Cheers,

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There are checkpoints on the border of Valais to make sure no Fendant bought for a song at Aldi outside of the canton is re-imported.

In the strict sense of your question ("cross-cantonal trade and shopping") this is the only example I know, but there are other cross-cantonal caveats (list incomplete!):

Car drivers with an Argovian license (AG) are not allowed to drive cars in Zürich (ZH).

Natives from St. Gallen, Thurgau and Schaffhausen are not allowed to speak their dialects in any other German speaking cantons.

Besides that, never ever yodel a Bernese yodel in Appenzell. You may risk getting tarred and feathered. I don't think there's a law prohibiting it, it's more like a sacred tradition.

Hope this helps.
Very good idea, can we start a popular initiative for these points?
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There are checkpoints on the border of Valais to make sure no Fendant bought for a song at Aldi outside of the canton is re-imported.
Similar regulations in the UK, examples:

Clotted cream bought in Cornwall can't be used in a Devonshire Cream Tea.
Leeks bought in England can't be used in decorative displays in Wales.
Only Blossom Hill bought within the county boundaries of Essex can be consumed with a straw.
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The only "restriction" I know is a silly one.

If you fly via Geneva to Zurich (probably also vice versa) you HAVE to get landside if you want to buy duty free (at the GVA Arrivals). Which means you would have to checkin luggage if you buy liquids (not a good idea)

The Duty Free shop airside in GVA wont sell you cigarettes cause you are flying domestic and dont accept your arriving boarding pass. The Arrival duty free in ZRH wont accept your boarding pass because you are arriving domestic..
That's not silly, that's logical. Why would anybody get duty free products without crossing a border?

Can one get duty free cigarettes when flying from Manchester to Londen ..... San Francisco to Boston ..... Munich to Berlin?
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Canada is a federal system with provincial autonomy.

Recently a Canadian man was charged for buying alcohol in one Canadian province and returning with it to his home in another province of Canada.
Considering Canadian provinces are larger (safe one), or as a rule of thumb fifteen times larger then whole Switzerland exchange cantons with neighboring states such as Italy, France, Germany, Lichtenstein, and Austria (or actually any other country).

This applies to shopping in person:
https://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/en/home...itzerland.html

And receiving by mail:
https://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/en/home...itzerland.html
and
http://www.dhl.ch/en/express/customs...customers.html
and
https://www.post.ch/en/business/a-z-...ustoms-and-vat

All links to the English versions.
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Leeks bought in England can't be used in decorative displays in Wales.
You British people make decorative displays out of leeks? And then you guys think the Swiss are strange?
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Re: Shopping from one Canton to another?

The only stupid laws that come close to your Canadian story are the Swiss fishing regulations.

An Irish friend of mine was legally fishing a river in Canton Vaud/Waadt, and unintentionally he wandered into Canton Fribourg, on the same river. He was fined Fr 400 for fishing without a permit in Fribourg...
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That's not silly, that's logical. Why would anybody get duty free products without crossing a border?

Can one get duty free cigarettes when flying from Manchester to Londen ..... San Francisco to Boston ..... Munich to Berlin?
you dont seem to understand what I wrote. you land in Geneva from abroad on a connection to Zurich.. you cant buy in that case..

Like you fly from Moscow to Washington, changing to Florida and not being allowed to buy anything because of your domestic addon..
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You British people make decorative displays out of leeks? And then you guys think the Swiss are strange?
Please write it with more detail Treverus: English leeks and Welsh displays. "British" is simply too vague for describing strange behaviour.
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You British people make decorative displays out of leeks? And then you guys think the Swiss are strange?
Any fool knows that the only member of the Alium family that should be used for displays is the humble leek.

The Swiss use onions so yes, they are weird.

Don't get me started on shallots either
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you dont seem to understand what I wrote. you land in Geneva from abroad on a connection to Zurich.. you cant buy in that case..

Like you fly from Moscow to Washington, changing to Florida and not being allowed to buy anything because of your domestic addon..
You fly in from .... let's say Manchester .... land in Geneva, want to buy duty free in Geneva before you go on to Zurich (yes, Zurich is already on your ticket). Is that what you want to do?
Same difference, it's logic that you can't. You have to buy your duty free in Manchester.

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Any fool knows that the only member of the Alium family that should be used for displays is the humble leek.

The Swiss use onions so yes, they are weird.

Don't get me started on shallots either
Yes, but ognions you can keep quite a while, it's kind of worth the hassle and afaik they only do it in Bern <hint>
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Recently a Canadian man was charged for buying alcohol in one Canadian province and returning with it to his home in another province of Canada.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/opinion/...iers-1.4175314
This must be among the most ridiculously illogical things I've ever heard

No worries, nothing like that in Switzerland, Urs Max is right, sometimes this is a surprisingly reasonable country


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you dont seem to understand what I wrote. you land in Geneva from abroad on a connection to Zurich.. you cant buy in that case.
Can't you buy in Zurich in that case and show both tickets, the one to GVA and then the one to ZRH? I never fly this way, but agree that this doesn't make sense.
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Car drivers with an Argovian license (AG) are not allowed to drive cars in Zürich (ZH).


Why is that? There are bad drivers in AG?
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The Swiss use onions so yes, they are weird.
I've been there... While there were some on display was Berns onion market not as much about onions as you might think. I seemed to center around getting drunk and for some reason I still don't quite know throw tons of confetti arround in trams and trains. Not exactly a good point to make to show that Switzerland isn't weird I guess...
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I've been there... While there were some on display was Berns onion market not as much about onions as you might think. I seemed to center around getting drunk and for some reason I still don't quite know throw tons of confetti arround in trams and trains. Not exactly a good point to make to show that Switzerland isn't weird I guess...
Don't forget "bash each other over the head with toy hammers" bit too.

It was many years ago, but I'm sure twatting each other is part of the festivities
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Any fool knows that the only member of the Alium family that should be used for displays is the humble leek.

The Swiss use onions so yes, they are weird.

Don't get me started on shallots either
And "aglio orsino"?

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Don't forget "bash each other over the head with toy hammers" bit too.

It was many years ago, but I'm sure twatting each other is part of the festivities
I discounted that as part of being drunk... but yes...
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