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Old 19.10.2014, 20:24
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Hi lads,

in ireland when buying from China etc, you were allowed the value of goods up to €22 before it was possibly liable for duties and taxes. What are the level of duties expected on an item valued at around €65 when living in Switzerland?
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Old 19.10.2014, 20:37
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Re: Import duties

it you are talking about items arriving by post, the limit is somewhere around chf 60 or 66, but that also includes the postage.

if you are a couple over, then not only might you received a tax bill later, but added into that is the admin charge, so something that might be as low as tax less than chf 5, will end up being 25 or 35

if you are shopping across the border, then believe the limit it chf 300 per adult person
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Yes moggy by post, are they quite strict here with postal items? In Ireland many times they would not charge import duty as they would not check all parcels.
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Yes moggy by post, are they quite strict here with postal items? In Ireland many times they would not charge import
duty as they would not check all parcels.
It is pretty easy for them to check and additionally a source of easy money. (Admin charge paid by whoever will receive the package)

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Re: Import duties

many thank yous!
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Yes moggy by post, are they quite strict here with postal items? In Ireland many times they would not charge import duty as they would not check all parcels.
They don't check all parcels here either, you may get lucky and have several gone through without charges and then get a few in a tow that are checked. It's pot luck really.
I'd say about 70%of ours have come though without being checked.

An annoying thing is that if they randomly decide to check a package and it's under the limit so no tax to pay they still make you pay for the privilege of having it checked.
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Re: Import duties

Really? Thats not something that happened in Ireland, most of the time Chinese sellers put 10e value on the front and away it went
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Re: Import duties

Maybe I was unlucky but I was charged the import tax plus the administrative fee most of the time. On several occasions, the senders made a mistake with the declaration (declaring 600 euros instead of 60 etc.) and the import tax was ridiculous...
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