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What is the best and most economical way to ship outdoor gear to Zurich? Specifically bike and ski gear?

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Re: shipping from USA

Here's some advice that may be of help. I shipped my triathlon and CX bike from the US here a couple of months ago. The bike shop in the US was great in letting me use their account and get a really low rate with FEDEX, however I got hit with a significant duty/tariff upon arrival here.

It seems to be all based on the value that is placed on the Commercial Invoice (i.e. a lower value - lower tariff). So you can save some bucks if you use a lower amount for the value. Obviously, you'll have to weigh that against the amount of insurance you select, so there's some trade off there.

Good luck with your shipping.
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