Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Leaving Switzerland  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 25.03.2011, 06:22
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 6
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cheerup has no particular reputation at present
Moving out to a EU country - do I have to worry about customs inspection?

Hi,
As I will be leaving the country soon and I would like to take some of the furniture with me to my home country (EU) I was wonderring whether I need to worry about the customs inspection at the border. Do they require any special documents for these items (bills etc). Will I have to pay some kind of export fee/tax?

Many thanks in advance for your advice,
cheerup
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 29.03.2011, 13:27
Soleil's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern
Posts: 184
Groaned at 12 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 208 Times in 86 Posts
Soleil has an excellent reputationSoleil has an excellent reputationSoleil has an excellent reputationSoleil has an excellent reputation
Re: Moving out to a EU country - do I have to worry about customs inspection?

I have crossed the border at St Margarethen (to Germany) several times with stuff, dogs, once with a 3.5 t van, and I received an inspection only once.
They checked the papers of the van and asked me to open it. As there were only household items they had no issue.
I am not sure but I think they do not work after 9 pm or so.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 29.03.2011, 13:37
swissbob
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Moving out to a EU country - do I have to worry about customs inspection?

Quote:
View Post
Will I have to pay some kind of export fee/tax?

No, if anything you would have to pay import duty and sales taxes on the other side. However, if you are relocating then most of your stuff older than 6 months is exempt just like when you moved to Switzerland.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 29.03.2011, 14:08
grumpygit's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: geneva
Posts: 1,476
Groaned at 29 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 1,508 Times in 695 Posts
grumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Moving out to a EU country - do I have to worry about customs inspection?

it depends on the stuff. i got stopped by customs going into france, forced to pay vat on their assessment of value and a fine for not declaring. an old desk is one thing, rugs,lamps,etc etc are something else
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 29.03.2011, 18:54
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Secret
Posts: 573
Groaned at 4 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 392 Times in 201 Posts
lilith has a reputation beyond reputelilith has a reputation beyond reputelilith has a reputation beyond reputelilith has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Moving out to a EU country - do I have to worry about customs inspection?

No, you don't. If you are moving out of Switzerland, and you have the relative documents, you can export your stuff with you free of Zoll.
This is what Austria publishes; the rules are the same with other EU countries.
http://english.bmf.gv.at/Customs/Tax...421/_start.htm
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03.04.2011, 11:12
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Basel
Posts: 11
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
magilie has no particular reputation at present
Re: Moving out to a EU country - do I have to worry about customs inspection?

I am also going back to France with my parents and as my stuff is very recent I was wondering if I have to fill some papers. I don't want to be in your case grumpygit: what were you bringing back??
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Customs declaration when moving out of Switzerland mirrracle Leaving Switzerland 3 24.01.2011 15:41
Moving In House Inspection a.j.b Housing in general 17 29.09.2010 13:33
Customs formalities - Moving to Switzerland Alexwolves Permits/visas/government 20 08.09.2010 12:01
Importing car from UK, customs/inspection question moops Transportation/driving 34 31.05.2010 09:12


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:44.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0