All consignments from abroad are announced to traditions for evaluation (traditions approval and repayment of duties).
This is carried out by the carrier, e.g in the case of parcels and letters. DHL, UPS, Swiss Post, etc., utilizing the details supplied by the transmitter while preparing the traditions statement. The transmitter must make provision for an entire and accurate description of this articles for the postal product.
The customs statement forms the cornerstone for the assortment of duties and fees (traditions duties, value added tax, etc.).
The traditions duties are usually determined in line with the gross weight (including packaging), and are also often not as much as CHF 1 per kilo. Specially alcohol consumption, tobacco items, foodstuffs, textiles and jewelry things are topic to raised customs duties and/or other high duties ( ag e.g. alcohol taxation or spirits income tax). The present traditions prices per tariff going are available in the Electronic Customs Tariff – Tares: www.tares.ch. Leia mais