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Topic # 195010 2-Apr-2016 18:48
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Hi. 

 

I have an item owned by someone in Switzerland, with a value of $600 USD I would like to send to the US so I can collect when I am there. 

 

Does the USA have any import duties or anything likely to trip me up if I did this? 

 

Anyone done anything similar?


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  Reply # 1524762 2-Apr-2016 19:08
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Depends on whether you declare the value and how you ship it.

 

 

 

Please note that Switzerland is not in the EU.





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  Reply # 1524780 2-Apr-2016 19:41
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ScuL:

 

Depends on whether you declare the value and how you ship it.

 

 

 

Please note that Switzerland is not in the EU.

 

 

 

 

I thought EU was also acceptable shorthand for Europe. 

 

Do you have specifics around what price requires declaration and fee's?

 

 


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  Reply # 1524787 2-Apr-2016 19:50
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Not really EU is generally thought to be European Union. type it in to google and see what you get :)


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  Reply # 1524873 2-Apr-2016 21:22
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Well I'm not too familiar with import duties into the US (I would have to Google it which would bring me the same results as you would get)..

 

I just wanted to highlight Switzerland is a specific case.

 

Whilst being based in the UK and shipping products all around Europe we always had to request carnets (import duty exemptions/certificates) for demo kit entering Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.
Technically even when shipping a box from London to Zürich it means that you will have to pay duty, and some products are even chargeable when exiting the country.

 

The UK will find itself in a similar position after a successful Brexit which will have huge implications on free movement of commercial goods between EU countries and the UK, but this is another discussion :)





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