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Re: Trailer import

That is the customs side, but Strassenverkehrsamt have an interest in this as well. If you pay Swiss customs duty on a car that is taxed, insured and inspected in UK, you can't drive it in Switzerland while being Swiss resident, unless more hoops are jumped. Not quite sure what hoops though.
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That is the customs side, but Strassenverkehrsamt have an interest in this as well. If you pay Swiss customs duty on a car that is taxed, insured and inspected in UK, you can't drive it in Switzerland while being Swiss resident, unless more hoops are jumped. Not quite sure what hoops though.
None. As there are none from the Strassenverkehrsamt side. It is a pure customs issue. The road traffic law does not care much about the plate of the car as long it is has plates, valid registration documents, is properly insured and that the driver has a valid driving license.

That you have to put the car on Swiss plates after a certain time if you wish to use it on Swiss roads is an other but separate issue.
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None. As there are none from the Strassenverkehrsamt side. It is a pure customs issue. The road traffic law does not care much about the plate of the car as long it is has plates, valid registration documents, is properly insured and that the driver has a valid driving license.

That you have to put the car on Swiss plates after a certain time if you wish to use it on Swiss roads is an other but separate issue.
Well this simply isn't true. I was fined for being suspected of doing just that.
I imported a vehicle that happened to be unroadworthy, and so I didn't use it or take it for an MFK. However I was assumed to be driving it around on insurance/tax from the source EU country, basically from the day of import. There is no "after a certain time" unless the car is a special case, like perhaps a personal vehicle owned for several months prior to you moving to Switzerland.
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