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Old 14.03.2017, 16:44
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Re: My experience importing a car from germany to switzerland....

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what you think guys?
You will have to pay Swiss VAT and duty, so 12%.

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My question comes since, Im thinking on moving to Basel due to a job offer, problem comes when i just bought a 350z '06 (no Ferrari here, just a lovely and reliable japaneese car) from UK, planning to bring it here to Spain to then import it, and then move in 3 months to Basel to then re-import it again wouldnt make much sence to spend so much cash... what you think guys?

Btw, thanks for all the previous answers!

For a 11 year old car..............no
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Old 14.03.2017, 16:50
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You will have to pay Swiss VAT and duty, so 12%.

Tom
So, the car cost me around 5.500 Pounds, would be 12% (660 Chf) based on that I guess + the CoC + Some other fixed tax i guess

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Re: My experience importing a car from germany to switzerland....

BTW, the OP mentions that he took the car from Germany, and in Germany they give you some import plates, in this case, from UK they dont give any, does Switzerland gives any temporary plates to take the car to do all the tests and so on? or I would have to tow the car?

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Re: My experience importing a car from germany to switzerland....

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BTW, the OP mentions that he took the car from Germany, and in Germany they give you some import plates, in this case, from UK they dont give any, does Switzerland gives any temporary plates to take the car to do all the tests and so on? or I would have to tow the car?

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In case I imported the car to Spain, and later drive it to there, how much time do I have in order to register it there?
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Re: My experience importing a car from germany to switzerland....

In the light of new CO2 tax, is it worth importing any car that will have high CO2 emissions, ?
does anyone know how the emissions are taken into consideration - emisions stated in the handbook or emissions based on the test in zurich
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Old 17.05.2017, 14:03
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In the light of new CO2 tax, is it worth importing any car that will have high CO2 emissions, ?
does anyone know how the emissions are taken into consideration - emisions stated in the handbook or emissions based on the test in zurich
AFAIK it is the manufactures stated values

If you import such a car you may pay the CO2 tax through a broker.
(You will even get money when you import a vehicle which is bellow the threshold.)

You can find links to most of them at:
https://www.energieschweiz.ch/page/de-ch/co2-boersen
(Simpler than do it myself as one of them is Domain Name spamming google)

Check which one offers the best rate.
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Re: My experience importing a car from germany to switzerland....

CO2 tax only applies to new cars, anything that has been regisitered ANYWHERE for more than 6 months is exempt.

Why do you think their are so many low kilometer cars in Germany which are just 6 months old.....
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Re: My experience importing a car from germany to switzerland....

Hi everyone.
I have a similar situation but i do not understan some steps to eimport my car to switzerland.
I am moving from Hamburg to Switzerland and i will arrange the moving with a moving company and I will drive my car with me. My problem is that I don't understand well the deristration procedure and that i don't have much time for it. As I understood, I have to deregister my car in a registration office and get provisional plates and provisional insurance, right? How can I get this insurance, because in my case i am not dealing with a dealer and my car insurance doesn't do such things? Apart from that, the registration office has no appointments before I leave Germany, so I don't see the way to do it...
I thought that maybe is possible to enter Switzerland with the car like as turist, in this case my insurance will cover until I register the car and I fix my Swiss insurance. Something wrong with that? On the other side, the moving company asked me for my abmeldung in the cityhall in Germany to give it in the border. Bit if i do the abmeldung in advance I thing my insurance will not cover me.
Someone can bring some light to this caos?
Thanks so much!
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Re: My experience importing a car from germany to switzerland....

It's many years since I did this, but I would imagine the process is likely similar. Make sure your car is included in your inventory list of all the goods you're intending to import. It doesn't matter whether you use a removal company or otherwise.
On the day you make your move, you will need to go through customs at the point of entry into Switzerland, which means choosing a manned point of entry. You'll need your inventory list obviously and your German car papers. I found the customs officials helpful and happy to explain things to you. You'll keep your German registration until you've completed the Swiss registration process and have Swiss registration papers and Swiss plates (from the cantonal authority of your place of residence in Switzerland). You can then go through the process of deregistering in Germany and depositing the German plates (I deposited them at the German consulate in Geneva, but the process may have changed).
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r. Bit if i do the abmeldung in advance I thing my insurance will not cover me.
Abmeldung from the commune and de-registration of the car are two different parts. Also as far as I know, unlike in the UK, the insurance coverage is still valid as long as it is has been paid.

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I thought that maybe is possible to enter Switzerland with the car like as turist, in this case my insurance will cover until I register the car and I fix my Swiss insurance
You are not a tourist. You must declare the car when you cross the border.
The custom process is separate and not related to registration and insurance.

Please read and understand as explained by Swiss Customs.
https://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/en/home...ts--etc--.html
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