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Old 08.04.2015, 18:35
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Package being held hostage by private shipping

Hi all,

I've been living her a long while now, so please don't give me some "you've been Switzerlanded" eye-roller. I need a bit of advice concerning package custom fees.

I ordered a ~500 Euro package from Germany that is supposed to be delivered to Zurich. 60 Euro on top of that for shipping to Zurich. Like a good boy that did his research, I had the company remove any German MWST and what I thought was an overly large 55 Euro inclusive customs fee. According to my precise calculations with the help of the Swiss customs informative web-platform, I was expecting something along the lines of 40CHF plus 8% MWST.
Plus, I wasn't convinced this 55 Euro customs charge on their side would actually cover what it was supposed to and might have to end up paying on my side anyway.

So, I'm not sure which company they used to ship it here but I was just contacted via email by some third party logistics company "Gebrüder Weiss AG" asking to pay CHF 147 in advanced before they send it from Pratteln.

I was really expecting to be contacted by the normal Post service and to only have to pay the customs fees. Shouldn't the delivery fee I already paid cover this supposed partner company's fees?? Should I take it up with the shipping company or the original seller?

Below are the fees. I guess the 40,30 is what the company has tacked on for no reason:
Einfuhrzollabfertigung CHF 65
E-Zoll Zuschlag CHF 12
Einfuhrsteuer Abfertigung CHF 10
Avisgebühr CHF 5
E U S T Lt. Bescheid CHF 40,30
Vorlageprovision CHF 5
Fixe Taxe CHF 5

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