30. November 2023 | Network & Service

Abolition of customs duties in Switzerland on industrial products

Under the free trade agreements (FTAs), customs duties on imports of all industrial products into Switzerland will be abolished from January 1st 2024, regardless of the origin of the goods.

List of customs codes (HS codes) affected by the abolition of customs duties in Switzerland on January 1st 2024

HS Code Product description
25 Salt; sulfur; earth and stones; plastering materials, lime, and cement
26 Ores, slag, and ash
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils, and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, rare-earth metals, radioactive elements, or isotopes
29 Organic chemicals
30 Pharmaceutical products
31 Fertilizers
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments, and other coloring matter; paints and varnishes; mastics; inks
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic, or toilet preparations
34 Soaps, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles, and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental wax" and dental preparations based on plaster.
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations
37 Photographic or cinematographic products
38 Miscellaneous chemical products
39 Plastics and articles thereof
40 Rubber and articles thereof
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather
42 Leather articles; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags, and similar containers; articles of gut (other than silkworm gut)
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof
44 Wood and articles of wood; charcoal
45 Cork and articles of cork
46 Basketwork, wickerwork, and other articles made directly from plaiting materials; articles of straw, of esparto, or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork
47 Wood pulp or other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, paper, or paperboard
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts, and plans
50 Silk
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric
52 Cotton
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn
54 Sewing thread of synthetic or artificial filaments, whether or not put up for retail sale
55 Synthetic staple fibers
56 Wadding, felt, and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes, and cables; articles thereof
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery
59 Impregnated, coated, covered, or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
63 Other made-up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags
64 Footwear, gaiters, and the like; parts of such articles
65 Headgear and parts thereof
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seat sticks, whips, riding crops, and parts thereof
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair
68 Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica, or similar materials articles
69 Ceramic products
70 Glass and glassware
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, plated or clad with precious metals, and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coins
72 Iron and steel
73 Articles of iron or steel
74 Copper and articles thereof
75 Nickel and articles thereof
76 Aluminum and articles thereof
78 Lead and articles thereof
79 Zinc and articles thereof
80 Tin and articles thereof
81 Other common metals; cermets; articles thereof
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons, and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling stock, and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electromechanical) traffic signaling equipment of all kinds
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
89 Ships, boats, and floating structures
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions, and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates, and the like; prefabricated buildings
95 Toys, games, and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles
97 Works of art, collectors' pieces, and antiques

The abolition of customs duties on these products on 1 January 2024 will not result in any changes to the customs clearance process, regardless of the type of goods:

  • the invoice accompanying the parcel will still be required: 2 copies + 1 original
  • customs clearance fees will still have to be paid, only import duties will be abolished for these industrial products.