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Importing as returning Swiss

Hi, some may remember that I have asked previously in this general subject: I'm getting all kinds of different information from the shipper we have decided to use to move our personal effects back to CH in the new year.

I am now told that I AM ALLOWED to bring some foodstuffs, but it is country specific: problem is I can only find a little information, basically for the person going out to shop in Germany/France etc. or coming back from a trip abroad. I cannot find a list (is there one?) that shows exactly WHICH foodstuffs I MAY bring and what not.

As far as the shipper is concerned, as long as it is new, sealed, unopened packages, is not liquid and contains no seeds, it's fine.

Help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Re: Importing as returning Swiss

Are you talking about in a container or in a suitcase?


For a container, the only foodstuffs that are allowed are dry goods, like flour, spices, rice, beans, etc.


Your checked suitcase is where you put the good stuff.


In neither one can you bring meat of any kind, anything in a pressurized container, plants, fruit, vegetables, fresh herbs or over two liters of alcohol.


What are you trying to bring that has you confused? You can certainly bring brown sugar in a container, so no worries.
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Are you talking about in a container or in a suitcase?
Container - Yes, I plan on bringing a couple of the "good stuffs" in my suitcase


For a container, the only foodstuffs that are allowed are dry goods, like flour, spices, rice, beans, etc.
Yeah, that's what my shipper (the new one) is saying: but things have to be in sealed, new packaging. There seems to be some uncertainty about spices: for example, apparently they can't be imported to the UK, but are fine to some other places. I am obviously wondering if CH has any such restrictions (I really can't imagine why, but... )


Your checked suitcase is where you put the good stuff.


In neither one can you bring meat of any kind, anything in a pressurized container, plants, fruit, vegetables, fresh herbs or over two liters of alcohol.
Yeah, I wanted to bring dried cranberries, but I was told that doesn't work. I wonder if they'd be ok in my suitcase or not - no probably not.


What are you trying to bring that has you confused? You can certainly bring brown sugar in a container, so no worries.
I would also really like to bring tins of tuna/salmon, and I have tea that is sealed in original packages - over a year's worth of my favourite! :-) And, I would like to bring a few packages of Maple cookies.
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I would also really like to bring tins of tuna/salmon
Why?

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I second Tom’s sentiments.
You know we have that stuff here too?
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Why?

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Haha, I understand: A few years ago I would have considered these emergency rations only, now it's one of my favourite light meals with one of my husband's awesome salads. I'm hoping that bring a few cans will not be considered a threat to CH national security or contravene some Swiss fisheries protectionist scheme
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I second Tom’s sentiments.
You know we have that stuff here too?
Yeah, but not for the prices I can get at Costco, and the cans fill those nasty little spots in boxes where nothing else fits! ;-)
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Haha, I understand: A few years ago I would have considered these emergency rations only, now it's one of my favourite light meals with one of my husband's awesome salads. I'm hoping that bring a few cans will not be considered a threat to CH national security or contravene some Swiss fisheries protectionist scheme
You do remember that Switzerland is landlocked, don’t you?
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STOP USING BOLD RED TEXT, WE ARE NOT BLIND

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OP, the name is Polo Hofer, he was anything but a pole dancer. Not getting the person's name you quote right doesn't reflect too good on you.
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