Import customs clearance prices
Overview of customs duties and fees for import parcels

Duties and fees are incurred for importing goods into Switzerland. Find an overview here of the service fees which are incurred in addition to any customs and VAT costs when importing consignments.

Swiss Post customs clearance includes the import clearance of letters, parcels and EMS consignments arriving in Switzerland by mail or via the GLS or Hermes Europe networks. We take care of the customs formalities for you and offer appropriate value-added services

Country of origin Basic customs clearance fee
Zone 1
Germany, France, Italy and Austria
11.50

Zone 2
Other countries

16.00
All prices in CHF, excl. VAT -

We also charge

  • A goods value supplement of 3%

  • VAT on the basis of the value of the goods

The maximum price for customs clearance is CHF 70.00

Value-added services Price
Inspection, value clarification and storage
13.00
Customs clearance of consignments that are subject to an order not prescribed by customs law
13.00
Import customs clearance preliminary agreement
13.00
Customs clearance of additional customs tariff numbers (ZTN)
(> 5 ZTN; surcharge for each additional ZTN)
10.00
Transit clearance
50.00
Transshipment clearance
80.00
Special clearance (ATA Carnet etc.)
25.00
Registration of precious metals control (EMK)
50.00
Provision of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
50.00
Provision of border veterinary examination (GTU)
50.00
Provision of plant protection
50.00

All prices in CHF, excl. VAT

The services are part of the basis for the assessment of import value added tax (VAT) charged by the Swiss Federal Customs Administration (FCA). A calculation example can be found on the FCA’s website in the right-hand column.

The GLS incoterms govern the payment method between the sender and recipient for customs clearance and state levies (duty, VAT). With Incoterm 20, these costs are incurred by the importer. The sender always pays the transport costs.

Service Price
Basic customs clearance price for neighbouring countries (DE, IT, FR, AT)1 11.50
GBasic customs clearance price for rest of world1 16.00
Maximum customs clearance price 70.00
Import customs clearance preliminary agreement
13.00
Non-customs legislation/authorization 13.00
Notification 13.00
Customs[1]/VAT charges Depends on parcel contents

All prices in CHF excl. VAT, 3% surcharge on the value of goods

1 This customs clearance is conducted in Switzerland and is subject to VAT in accordance with VAT law 641.20 Art. 52 paragraph a.

The GLS incoterms govern the payment method between the sender and recipient for customs clearance and state levies (duty, VAT). With Incoterms 30 and 40, the exporter and importer share these costs. The sender always pays the transport costs.

Service Price
Import administration1 (telephone, fax, postage, papers etc.) 10.00 per consignement
Disbursement fee1 2% of customs/VAT, at least 10.00 per consignment
Zoll1/MWST-Abgabe Depends on parcel contents

1 This customs clearance is conducted in Switzerland and is subject to VAT in accordance with VAT law 641.20 Art. 52 paragraph a.

 

The GLS incoterms govern the payment method between the sender and recipient for customs clearance and state levies (duty, VAT). The sender always pays the transport costs.

Service Price
Transit costs for self customs clearance 
Delivery of parcels with duty unpaid to a Swiss customs office and creation of the accompanying slip or any follow-up costs for any non-erased accompanying slip
50.00 per consignement
Reminders and tax receipts from second dunning level  30.00 pro Mahnung
Additional customs tariff number For a consignment with more than five customs positions, 10.00 per additional position 
ZAZ reclassification CHF 30.00 per consignment
Customs clearance of consignments that are subject to an order not prescribed by customs law or an additional levy.1 13.00
Inspection, value clarification and storage
13.00

All prices in CHF, excl. VAT

For questions on import customs clearance, visit our page “FAQ on imports/customs” page. Please send queries using our contact form.

Contact
If you have any questions about import customs clearance, please contact

Postal Customs Clearance Customer Service (letters and parcels)

Please call +41 848 639 639 or write to us

GLS Customer Service (parcels)

Please call +41 848 858 686 or write to us

Hermes Customer Service (parcels)

Please call +41 848 454 454 or write to us

Quotation requests and prices for business customers

Please call +41 848 458 458 or write to us