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Old 26.10.2011, 15:02
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New import legislation from Jan 2012

I did a search, all be it a quick search, and couldn't find anything mentioning this but basically I was looking at bring a new car into Switzerland last year and was given this information by the UK dealer I was talking to.

Basically if the car you by has greater than 130g/km CO2 emissions you are going to get hammered for extra taxes.
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Old 26.10.2011, 15:20
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Re: New import legislation from Jan 2012

It looks like you will have to buy it soon! Or change to a smaller car.

http://www.news.admin.ch/NSBSubscrib...ents/16956.pdf

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/sch...r-autos-128581

http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_fir...x.html?lang=en
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Re: New import legislation from Jan 2012

Say thanks to the envirofascists!


BTW, according to this document (PDF) from the federal govt, the new law will only become effective on May 1, 2012 (not January 1), because the administration as well as the importers need some more time.
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Re: New import legislation from Jan 2012

Does anyone know whether this also applies to new cars bought in CH; and on second-hand imported cars?
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Old 27.10.2011, 19:06
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Does anyone know whether this also applies to new cars bought in CH; and on second-hand imported cars?
It says newly registered cars, not just new cars. Yes this applies to second-hand cars as well.

(„Emissionen von in der Schweiz neu immatrikulierten Personenwagen“ = "Emissions in Switzerland newly registered automobiles"
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Re: New import legislation from Jan 2012

My German is negligible so I asked the importer referred to above if it is applicable to 2nd hand car this morning, this was the response:

"If you buy a send hand car there is no problem the C02 law is only for new cars. We could help you, no problem but If it’s not a moving good you have to pay 8% VAT + 4% customs fees"

Which is handy as the car I'm researching has 375g/km emission and I'd have to sell body parts to pay the tax
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Does anyone know whether this also applies to new cars bought in CH; and on second-hand imported cars?
AFAIK it has not been decided yet. In the draft of the legislation there were two options: Newly imported cars would be exempt after a) three months or b) one year after being first registered abroad.
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Re: New import legislation from Jan 2012

This is from a consulting document, http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/gg/pc/docum...130g_PW_de.pdf

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Of this regulation are subject to passenger cars, which are first approved in Switzerland for traffic. Passenger cars that are more than three months (variant a year) were registered before their import into Switzerland abroad are exempt from these provisions. For three months, the compatibility with European law says that cars that are more than three months outside the EU 27 were admitted, not subordinate to the 130 g / km-regulation. A period of one year reduces the risk of abuse. Three months in a vehicle abroad is to keep the face of today's popular waiting period for new cars may be no great obstacle to circumvent the 130 g / km-regulation in Switzerland. For a year, this hurdle much higher. To answer this question, both versions will be sent out for consultation. As a mass-giving date for the import into Switzerland, the date of declaration. Exempt from the provisions in any case, cars for special purposes are (eg residential motor vehicles, ambulances).

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Der vorliegenden Verordnung unterstehen Personenwagen, welche in der Schweiz erstmals zum Verkehr
zugelassen werden. Personenwagen, die mehr als drei Monate (Variante ein Jahr) vor deren
Import in die Schweiz im Ausland zugelassen wurden, sind von diesen Bestimmungen ausgenommen.
Für drei Monate spricht die Kompatibilität mit dem europäischen Recht, welches Personenwagen, die
mehr als vor drei Monaten ausserhalb der EU 27 zugelassen wurden, nicht der 130 g/km-Regelung
unterstellt. Eine Frist von einem Jahr mindert das Missbrauchsrisiko. Ein Fahrzeug drei Monate im
Ausland zu halten, ist angesichts der heute gängigen Wartefristen bei Neuwagen möglicherweise kein
grosses Hindernis, die 130 g/km-Regelung in der Schweiz zu umgehen. Bei einem Jahr ist diese Hürde
ungleich höher. Um diese Frage zu klären, werden beide Varianten in die Anhörung geschickt. Als
massgebendes Datum für den Import in die Schweiz gilt das Datum der Zollanmeldung. Von den Bestimmungen
in jedem Fall ausgenommen sind Personenwagen für spezielle Zwecke (z. B. Wohnmotorwagen,
Ambulanzen).
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