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Old 25.04.2011, 08:08
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Bringing dry and canned food items in container?

Hi, I checked this site below on the requirements for importing household
items when relocating to CH. I understand that all items must have been
purchased 6 months prior to the move.

http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en

It's not clear to me whether I can pack dry food products or certain canned
foods like sauces in the container. The web site has this blurb on CHF300
limit:

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Within the scope of the tax and duty free limit of CHF 300, foodstuffs (excluding alcoholic beverages), for private consumption in one’s own household are basically duty free to the extent that they are imported personally while travelling.
I think that's more for cross-border shopping right? You go to DE or FR and
bring food products back with you. My question is about shipping food
items as part of a big container shipment that is obviously not with me
personally when I enter the country.

Is it still subject to the same CHF300 limit? Can I even bring food products
in a container?

thanks,
DavidSJC
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Old 25.04.2011, 09:15
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Re: Bringing dry and canned food items in container?

David, great post I asked the same question to my relocation agent and she wasn't sure. She knew of people that had done it but never of anyone being stopped or quizzed on entry. I am planning to do the same on entry and have slowly but surely been stocking up on items I read are not available in CH.

Anyone else have any information on this or have done the same
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Old 25.04.2011, 09:36
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Re: Bringing dry and canned food items in container?

Food is not household goods.

Pack all the foodstuffs in a seperate box and mark it as such. Declare the value on the import form. You will pay duty on everything over 300 CHF value.
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