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Old 26.04.2010, 11:53
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Shopping Online. Import duty for phones in Switzerland?

Anyone know what I might be charged for duty?

- for a brand new phone.
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- used (not working phone) - for spare parts.

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Old 27.04.2010, 09:16
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Re: Shopping Online. Import duty for phones in Switzerland?

In general it doesn't matter what's in the package - the Swiss customs only looks at the value including shipping on the outside declaration and will open if there's any doubt. Then they'll add 7.6 % value added tax plus a hefty Fr 20 or so administration fee.

Taking all this and shipping charges into account it's often cheaper to shop around and buy in Switzerland.

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