Switzerland - Country Commercial Guide
Customs Regulations
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Goods imported into or exported from Switzerland, as well all those in transit through the country, must be declared to the Federal Officer for Border Control and Security  via a written form or online. If you wish to declare and clear goods electronically, you must be registered with the customs client administration. You can find out how to do this at the customs client administration website.

The following documents should accompany the products:

  • Invoices
  • Certificates of Origin
  • Authorizations/Certificates
  • Official confirmations
  • Analysis certificates

Depending on the circumstances, the following documents might be useful:

  • Delivery notes
  • Cargo manifests
  • Weight certificates
  • Assessment instructions

Customs clearance agencies, freight forwarders, or logistics companies are authorized to handle customs formalities. Before the goods are imported, both parties should clarify who is in charge of handling the customs clearance.

Further questions may be directed towards the Federal Office for Customs and Border Security through their contact form.