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Old 28.12.2015, 21:26
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Re: Keeping motorbikes in Switzerland despite having left

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I had heard about this story that you are only meant to drive the vehicle in the country where it is plated for import duty reason. I heard that story about a German guy who was living in Switzerland and had borrowed his son car in Germany and was driving it to Switzerland. He was stopped at the Swiss border and asked to pay import taxes despite the fact the car did not belong to him.
The other way around is far worse - the penalties to import a vehicle into the EU without paying the duties and taxes are very, very high. So to be crystal clear: If you live in France and have a CH plates bike can you not just not ride it in France, but cross into any other country (except of Liechtenstein) from CH or you are risking it... the Austrian border guards seem to be particularly interested to fine Swiss plates vehicles.
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Old 28.12.2015, 21:29
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The other way around is far worse - the penalties to import a vehicle into the EU without paying the duties and taxes are very, very high. So to be crystal clear: If you live in France and have a CH plates bike can you not just not ride it in France, but cross into any other country (except of Liechtenstein) from CH or you are risking it... the Austrian border guards seem to be particularly interested to fine Swiss plates vehicles.
You are late to the party (again).

Please see my post #4 in this thread.

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