SHIPPING TO SWITZERLAND
First European ship daily to Switzerland. This means we can import and export much quicker than our competitors that typically only run 2 transits a week.
We run a range of services including direct Full Load Freight, Groupage for part loads and Express transits and trailers. Whilst Switzerland is neither a member of the EEA and EU, it is part of the single market. This means when shipping to and from Switzerland, there is extra VAT and Duty paperwork required to comply with local regulations.
First European manage all the headaches and time consuming processes for you, including VAT and Duty payments and local movement time restrictions.
VAT, Duty and Road Compliance
When exporting from Switzerland, you must declare the value of your goods and make payments through specialist clearing agents, before the goods can be cleared for export. We manage this process on your behalf using our own Determinitve Account and clearing agents.
Switzerland also restrits driving times for lorries with a maximum weightover 3.5 tonnes, articulated trailers / road trains over 5 tonnes and industrial tractors and machines. Restriction times are:
- From 22:00 till 05:00 through the night
- From 00:00 till 24:00 on Sundays and Public Holidays
If you’re struggling to organise clearance of goods to or from Switzerland, give us a call on 01282 839525 and we can explain how we can help you.
You can read more about our Switzerland services in our Tyre Exports from Switzerland case study