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EU customs clearance

Consignments sent from Switzerland go through customs clearance when they reach the EU’s external border and before they are allowed into the EU. From this point onwards, your shipment is treated in exactly the same way as an internal EU shipment.

 

EU customs clearance is a process that always involves three countries:

1. Export country
2. Country of entry
3. Import country

 

 

...no sales tax ID number, DPD fiscal representation (A/H/A GmbH)
We provide you with the sales tax ID number you need for EU customs clearance and take care of your tax and Intrastat reporting obligations.

 

...no sales tax ID number, own fiscal representation
Your own fiscal representative supplies the sales tax ID number you need for EU customs clearance and takes care of your tax and Intrastat reporting obligations.

 

...own sales tax ID number
If you are turning over/exporting 30 or more shipments a month, we recommend that you apply for your own sales tax ID number.

Benefits

  • VAT-free intra-EU delivery
  • Import sales tax (16-25% depending on destination country) without the need for cash payments, advance commissions or interest
  • Become more competitive in the EU market because your shipments can be processed without additional administrative hassle.

EU customs clearance puts Swiss suppliers on the same footing as EU firms.