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Car smuggling

To be clear: I'm trying to avoid being accused of smuggling

I have a house in France, and a car with French plates and insurance. I live in Switzerland though, I have French friends living in my French house and driving my French car (in France and Switzerland).

To avoid issues at the Swiss/French border (either way and side), I wonder what I should do with the car, because the rules as I understand them, confuse me:
  • If I keep it as it is, I cannot drive in it Switzerland: Swiss customs would accuse me of smuggling.
  • If I put the car on Swiss plates, my French friends cannot use it outside Switzerland anymore (of the French customs would accuse them of smuggling)
  • If I sell the car to them, I cannot use the car in Switzerland anymore because it would then keep its French plates.
Is it indeed true that there is no solution where I and my friends can use the car in France and Switzerland?
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Old 29.02.2020, 15:17
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Re: Car smuggling

You are correct.

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Buy a 2nd car?
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Re: Car smuggling

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Buy a 2nd car?
Well, get your French friends to buy the second car...
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Well, get your French friends to buy the second car...
Even better.
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You are correct.

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Thanks. Pity, but sttill thanks.
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Seems the only option. Pity though, as we usually don't all need a car at the same time, so logistically 1 car would have been sufficient.
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