Shipping To Switzerland - Switzerland Airport & Ports


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Switzerland is one of the countries of Central Europe and is known as the "roof of Europe". China is Switzerland's number one trading partner in Asia, which means they have access to many opportunities for investment and business growth.

Switzerland Customs Clearance Guide

You might be wondering how they will ship the goods from China to Switzerland.

If so, then there is no need to worry because we have the perfect solution to help you with your worries.

In this guide, I will cover everything you need to know when to import from China to Switzerland.

Part 1.Customs system in Switzerland

  • Switzerland's trade policy

①The General Directorate of Economy under the Federal Ministry of Economy is the direct authority for Switzerland's foreign-related economic and trade affairs, and its main function is to conclude economic and trade agreements with foreign countries and to facilitate Switzerland's foreign trade (including trade in services) and investment.

②Switzerland adopts an all-round open free trade policy in foreign trade and opposes trade protectionism.

③Adopt price limit measures for the import of low-end textiles, stipulating that the import price cannot be lower than 20% of similar products in china.

④Ador put prislimite mes soleres ford impote benlo-nded kostils, Stiplatintat impart impezins canno belloltan 20% Bensimera Produkts In china.

⑤Swiss Customs has strict inspection standards for industrial products such as electrical equipment products, pharmaceutical products, food, precious metal products and other manufactured products and consumer goods imported from abroad, and Swiss General Standard Technical Service (SGS) is the world's largest quality control inspection company

⑥Goods stored temporarily in switzerland can be stored in bonded warehouses in Switzerland without customs declaration or customs duties.

  • Swiss import tax policy

Import taxes are subject to import duties, and import duties are levied by weight, which is a major feature of Swiss import taxes. At the same time, imported goods are also subject to vat, and some goods are subject to consumption tax.

Swiss tariff rates vary by weight and product. For example: sneakers 206 Swiss francs per 100 kg.

VAT: Basic necessities such as food enjoy a preferential VAT rate of 2.5%, VAT = VAT rate of 8% × (CIF price + customs duties).

Swiss import taxes and fees set a threshold, the total amount of tariffs does not exceed 5 Swiss francs, exempt from customs duties; The total VAT amount does not exceed CHF 5 and is exempt from VAT.

Excise Duty: Taxes levied on specific goods such as tobacco products.

  • Precautions for export to Switzerland

Customs clearance documents: bills of lading, box lists, invoices, FORM S certificate of origin, according to the customer's requirements to handle.

Freight markings and numbers should be brushed on the packaging, and all markings outside the shipping container should be brushed directly on the surface of the container.

For goods entering Switzerland, companies must submit a Summary of Entry Declaration (ENS) to the first port of call in the EU country where the container ship is docked, and must submit it 24 hours before loading at the port of departure.

  • How long does it take to clear customs in Switzerland

Normal fast customs clearance is sufficient for 1 day. Now when the goods have not yet arrived at the destination, they will first pre-clear customs, if it is smooth, there is no special customs clearance, and it will be directly released when it arrives in the local area. If the pre-clearance has not passed, the specific customs clearance time depends on the speed of the recipient's cooperation. Some 1-2 days, some 4-7 days. This is uncertain

Part 2.Ocean Freight From China to Switzerland

Switzerland's waters cover 4.2% of the country's land area, and three major rivers in Europe: the Rhine, the Rhône (the main river in France) and the In (tributary of the Danube) all originate in Switzerland. The main ports in Switzerland are Basel, Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and so on. Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other cities can be shipped to Switzerland by sea

The sea voyage from Shenzhen to Gothenburg is about 31-35 days, and the sea is direct. Shenzhen to Halmstad Port, about 35 days by sea, via Hamburg/Bremerhaven transit.

a) Less Container Load (LCL)

LCL refers to that the carrier (or agent) classifies and sorts according to the nature of goods and the destination after accepting the small bill of lading consigned by the cargo owner with less than the full container.

Assemble the goods to the same destination in a certain quantity and put them into the box.

Because there are goods of different owners assembled together in a container, it is called LCL.

The cost of LCL port is only freight + miscellaneous customs declaration.

The cost is generally based on volume and weight.

b) Full Container Load (FCL)

Whole container is a relative term for LCL cargo. It refers to a whole container, that is, one person rents one or more containers to transport his own goods separately.

The cost of the whole container is not only freight and port miscellaneous customs declaration, but also THC, station and other costs.

The whole container is a container, the most basic is 20gp 40gp 40HQ, and there are also 45hq, flat cabinet, open top cabinet and other special cabinets.

LCL means that your goods and other people share the same container, and the expenses are shared equally. The advantages of this method are that the price is cheap, and it is applicable to a small number of goods. The disadvantages are that it will take a long time and it is troublesome in customs clearance. As long as the documents of one batch of goods in the container are wrong, the export customs will not release the goods.

The whole cabinet is suitable for immigrants with more goods. Its advantages are high safety and fast time. Generally speaking, the smallest container is a 20 foot container with a capacity of 25-26 cubic meters, so you can choose the whole container or the combined container according to the volume of your goods.

  • Cost of exporting in LCL:

LCL: Marine LCL cost by the ship to be able to charge a higher freight rate shall prevail, the freight table is often noted M / W or R / T, that the shipping company will be on the weight of the goods tons or volume tons of the two choose the higher freight rate calculation.

1.Sea freight LCL costs generally include: pick-up fee, purchase order clearance (customs clearance) fee, sea freight, LCL fee, documentation fee, destination port charges, customs clearance fee, delivery fee.

2.The general costs of arrival at the port are: pick-up charges, purchase order clearance (customs clearance) charges, sea freight charges, consolidation charges and documentation charges.

3.A party of goods on how much each party of the sea freight charges, the United States shipping consolidation and then add some fixed costs such as: document fees, consolidation fees, pick-up fees, customs clearance fees, etc.. Provide the specific from where to where to the freight forwarder, the freight forwarder will give you a quote.

The units used to calculate freight charges for LCL

1.Weight Ton: one metric ton (1 TNE=1000KGM) is a freight ton according to the total gross weight of the goods;

2.Measurement Ton: one cubic meter (1 MTQ or 1 CBM or 1 CUM; also known as one tonne of volume) for one freight tonne based on the total gross volume of the goods.

When calculating ocean freight, the exporter must first calculate the volume of the product based on the quoted quantity, and then find the freight rate for the destination port of the corresponding shipment. If the quoted quantity is just enough for a full container (20' container or 40' container), then take its freight rate directly as the basic freight; if not enough for a full container, then use the total volume of the product (or the total weight, take the more freight) x the price of the LCL to calculate the sea freight.

  • The difference between the cost of LCL and FCL Container cost composition

sea freight Port miscellaneous fees Warehousing fees Loading costs Some goods also have direct loading fees, reinforcement and other costs

Part 3.Air Freight From China to Switzerland

Air freight is the fastest way to transport goods from China to Switzerland by freighter or passenger plane.

The main way to transport goods by air is express or international transport.

The main difference between the two services is time.

International shipping is the transport of goods in large aircraft, which will be supplied to different countries.

  • Switzerland international airport

Geneva International Airport (Geneva Intl Airport; three-letter code: GVA; four-letter code: LSGG) is a civilian international airport in Geneva, Switzerland, located 5 km from the city centre and connected by rail and bus. The northern part of the airport is located on the Swiss-French border, allowing passengers travelling to France to enter French territory directly without going through Switzerland. Aviation operations are also jointly managed by both countries, although Switzerland is not a member of the European Union. The airport has a 3,900 metre long asphalt runway, the longest in Switzerland.

Basel Airport (EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg; airport code three: BSL; code four: LFSB) is located in Saint-Louis on French territory, bordering Basel in Switzerland, Myles in France and Freiburg in Germany, and carried 4.27 million passengers in 2007.

Zurich Airport (Unique Zurich Airport; IATA code: ZRH; ICAO code: LSZH) is located in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland, in the north-eastern part of the city of Zurich, near the town of Kloten, and has connections to five continents. It is the largest international airport in Switzerland and the hub of Swiss international aviation.

Zurich Airport is a major Switzerland international airport with connections to over 150 destinations worldwide. Being within easy reach of downtown Zurich and the tourist and industrial centres of Switzerland, Germany, Austria and France, Zurich Airport acts as a transport hub with direct links to the road and the world-famous rail network. 150 shops and restaurants make it one of the most attractive airports in Europe.

  • How long does it take for China to airlift to Switzerland

Air freight is a faster way to get your shipments to Switzerland and takes about a week, depending on where you send them and when they arrive at their new destination.

Example references:

POL : Beijing, Beijing POD : Zurich, Zurich Airline : CA ( Air China ) Route : Via Frankfurt T.T: 3-4 days

The length of this process involves loading all the packages on board the plane that need to be shipped quickly – and then checking it before taking off to the customs service desk in another country, where things will be handled carefully but quickly.

On the other hand, sea freight can take 3 to 8 weeks to reach Switzerland.

  • The price of air freight from China to Switzerland

Air freight prices are the most expensive, and prices change every week and fluctuate greatly. It is recommended to contact us 1-2 weeks before shipment for consultation. Air freight is usually billed by billable weight. There are two weights in the air freight business, chargable weight and gross weight. For heavy goods, the billable weight is equal to the actual weight, that is, the gross amount of the goods; For light-soaked goods, the billable weight of the goods is calculated as 1 cubic meter equal to 167 kilograms. Less than one kilogram, the tail number is rounded.

Jike's tips
When transporting, it is recommended to pack the goods into cardboards to prevent loss and damage. If the cargo volume is large, you can charter an air card board, and the price will be relatively favorable. In general, air freight cannot be carried out independently and must be assisted by land, train or truck transportation to meet customer needs.

Part 3.Railway Freight From China to Switzerland

Using different types of train operators can also connect between China and France it is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than other options.

We use a container shuttle train service to connect Switzerland and the EU with China in about 21 to 24 days.

This service travels more than 12,500 kilometers. It is more affordable than air freight, while being twice as fast as sea freight.

Your cargo transportation will be carefully planned by Jike Marine and appropriate safety precautions will be taken. If you ship a container from Switzerland to China via our flight, we will ensure that the container is not harmed when it arrives in China.

We use entire trains to offer very competitive prices for the transport of our products, and there are several departures per week. Trucks are used before and during transportation.

In addition to individual containers and container groups, we also transport general cargo as well as goods smaller than containers.

You will receive an email with daily updates and inform you of the expected arrival time of the rail freight containers in China.

Part 4.Express service from china to Switzerland

  • Advantages of international express delivery to Switzerland

① Preferential pricing: Through Jike to take DHL, UPS, TNT, Fedex and other international express delivery, you will enjoy the official announcement of the price of the ultra-low discount.

② Easy delivery: If you don't know how to send international courier, we will have a special customer service to help you complete a safe and fast international delivery plan.

③ Professional services: If you need it, we will help you repackage your package to meet the international shipping standards; Reduce unnecessary packaging and reduce postage; Strengthen your parcel and improve the security of your parcel.

④ Efficient and safe: We realize the same day storage when we receive your package, the first time to ship, and the package paid before 6pm Beijing time will be sent out on the same day.

  • Recommended logistics methods for international couriers to Switzerland

DHL International Express – Fast, guaranteed timeliness, no need for an Eori number

Fedex International Express - the price is cheaper than DHL, the price advantage is obvious in the off-season, and the speed is faster

China Post EMS - small parcel prices have advantages, fast speed, charged according to the actual weight, easy customs clearance

Hongkong Post EMS - 6kg or more price has an advantage, according to the actual weight

China Post EMS volumetric weight limit for shipments to Ireland Parcels sent to Ireland using China Post EMS must not weigh more than 30kg, the dimensions of either side of the parcel must not exceed 1.5 meters, and the maximum horizontal circumference other than the length and length shall not exceed 3 meters in total.

  • Timeliness of delivery to Switzerland

International Express: 3-5 working days

International packets: 15-20 working days

EMS: 5-7 working days

*China Post EMS and Hongkong Post EMS are faster, and Singapore Post EMS delivery time is longer, about 20 working days

*The above time is the delivery time under normal circumstances, and the delivery time is affected by factors such as weather and customs.

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Restrictions and contraband in Switzerland

The rules include limitations and prohibitions on certain types of goods that are not worthy.

You should note that Switzerland is a free country to do business, but you have to respect their rules and regulations.

● Domestic dogs and cats

● Dangerous or Illegal drugs

● Obscene or Indecent goods

● Particular foodstuffs such as milk, meat, fish and products thereof.

● Products from species that are in danger of extinction.

● Items of International Heritage that have protection.

● Medicine

● Weapons, firearms, explosives or fireworks

● Dead or live animals such as birds, fish or plants

Part 5.FAQ with shipping from China to Switzerland

Q: How long does it take to ship my cargo from China to Switzerland?
A:Even though most companies do not give you an exact date for the arrival of your cargo, they do provide an approximate date.In most cases these dates are reliable.But yet again it depends on the method of shipment and the frequency of the shipping company to your destination.
Q:My supplier has no right to export. Can you help me export the goods?
A: Yes, we can. We can buy the export license, do the customs declarationand ship the goods out to you.
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