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Re: How to Import a car

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Do you still only need the "EG or EU -Übereinstimmungsbestätigung (CoC)" document to import a car from Germany?
Yes, you definitely need the Certificate of Conformity.
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The CoC (or EUR1) is also so you don't have to pay duty for the vehicle (calculated by weight of the vehicle).
The CoC and EUR.1 are two different documents. EUR.1 is the form that allows you to avoid paying duty for the car if it is manufactured in a country with which Switzerland has a free trade agreement -- for cars, that's pretty much the EU. So if you're importing a car (from anywhere) that was built in the UK, Germany, France (shudder), Italy (could be shudder, could be cool), etc, and the dealer is kind enough to arrange a EUR.1 form, you can save the duty. On most cars, the duty is not a huge amount and on motorcycles, barely worth the trouble (and sometimes expense) of obtaining the EUR.1.

You still have to pay the Swiss VAT of 8%, of course -- EUR.1 just saves you the duty.

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The CoC and EUR.1 are two different documents. EUR.1 is the form that allows you to avoid paying duty for the car if it is manufactured in a country with which Switzerland has a free trade agreement -- for cars, that's pretty much the EU.
Thanks for this information! I guess the dealer where you buy the car should be able to help you obtain the EUR.1 form?

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Thanks for this information! I guess the dealer where you buy the car should be able to help you obtain the EUR.1 form?

/Tobias
Yes, he should be able to obtain it (maybe even issue it?) for you. I've imported two British vehicles in the last year (one a motorcycle, the other a car); I purchased both of them in Germany. I didn't bother with the EUR.1 for the bike and anyway would have had to pay something like CHF 100 to obtain one but the dealer provided it for the car, free of charge, which saved me a couple of hundred francs, I think. Maybe more, I can't remember.
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I didn't bother with the EUR.1 for the bike and anyway would have had to pay something like CHF 100 to obtain one but the dealer provided it for the car, free of charge, which saved me a couple of hundred francs, I think. Maybe more, I can't remember.
From http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...prungmarke40_6:
"The rates of duty are the same for used and new vehicles. Depending on the cylinder capacity and weight of the vehicle in running order, they range from CHF 12 to CHF 15 per 100 kg gross weight for cars."

So for a 1600kg car it could be CHF 240...
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Re: How to Import a car

So just spoke to the Zoll in both Germany and Switzerland. Apparently you do need to fill out an e-dec online for importing a car into Switzerland. This is something that is new however it seems quite straight forward on the website.

What is new to me however is that in order to export from Germany you need to fill out an "IAA Plus" form online. Without this they won't stamp the export papers. This supposedly costs something and you need to be registered in order to fill this out. Has anyone ever heard of this? Sounds like a pain in the arse to me.
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Re: How to Import a car

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So just spoke to the Zoll in both Germany and Switzerland. Apparently you do need to fill out an e-dec online for importing a car into Switzerland. This is something that is new however it seems quite straight forward on the website.
Good to know!

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What is new to me however is that in order to export from Germany you need to fill out an "IAA Plus" form online. Without this they won't stamp the export papers. This supposedly costs something and you need to be registered in order to fill this out. Has anyone ever heard of this? Sounds like a pain in the arse to me.
But this is something required from the German Zoll in order for you to have the Mwst returned? I would think the German dealer can do this for you?
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But this is something required from the German Zoll in order for you to have the Mwst returned? I would think the German dealer can do this for you?
It's required for "statistical purposes". In order for the dealer to this they need to be registered to some software or online portal or something. Which of course costs money. A dealer in the middle of Germany is unlikely to have this.
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But it is something Germany require? It has nothing to do with the importing into Switzerland or?
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But it is something Germany require? It has nothing to do with the importing into Switzerland or?
Yes, they said they need it or else they won't stamp your export papers. I'm looking all over the internet though and have not found this stated anywhere else.
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Re: How to Import a car

Hi

I am relocating to Switzerland in April and am planning to bring my car over from the UK. I am planning to enter via Basel and am wondering if anyone can tell me what the opening hours are (also where) for the customs office to sort out the paperwork for my car?
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Re: How to Import a car

I hope this can help you out:

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

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Does that mean I can use any of these offices?
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Re: How to Import a car

Any updates on the IAA+ required by the german customs when exporting a car to CH? Is it required also for private individuals, or just companies? As far as i see it's not possible to fill that form as a private individual, or as a foreigner because it requires specific data.
If still required, are the german car dealers able to privide it?


On the swiss side i see that a printed version of the e-dec declaration is needed. Can that be filled in by someone at the customs in Basel when entering CH with the vehicle?
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Re: How to Import a car

Confusion about the emissions

I'm considering buying and importing a used camper van from Germany - because the choice I have in finding just what I want is much more there.

Somewhere between 5 and 10 years old.

I spoke with my local canton vehicle office about it (in my poor French) and he said it was all fine except an issue about the vehicle emissions certificate.

He explained that people have been caught out and been unable to register vehicles in Switzerland at all due to some dates that I could not quite understand.

I think he was trying to explain to me that I need to check the dates of the vehicle's certificate regarding emissions and its registration date, against a list (which he had in a binder that listed standards that had some sort of expiry date).

He gave me an anecdote of a large dealer that had imported several hundred vehicles who got caught out and ended up with vehicles that couldn't be registered in Switzerland.

Does anyone have any idea what he was trying to tell me?
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Does anyone have any idea what he was trying to tell me?
Possibly something about the new(ish) CO2 emission regulations.
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