Send parcel to Switzerland
Prices for sending a parcel to Switzerland
With europacco.com you can not only organize a shipment easily, but you can also ship packages at economic prices. We organize low cost shipments to Switzerland. You can find the price for a shipment to Switzerland in the following table. You can organize a low cost package shipment entering europacco.com.
Thanks to our extensive transport network, we are able to guarantee an optimal balance in terms of quality/price. By choosing europacco.com for a parcel shipments you will have:
- collection at home
- estimated delivery time: 4 to 8 working days
- shipment tracking
europacco.com offers a customized service, if you want to send a Parcel to Switzerland. We offer an economical solution for every kind of consignment. Our service includes home or business address collection by an express courier and delivery in more than 210 countries worldwide.
Send a Parcel safe, reliable and fast
Europacco.com brings your Parcel safely and quickly to its destination to Switzerland. Shipping is easy: fill out the online form, print the label and attach it to your shipment – it is now ready for collection. All this is possible without registration and thus makes fast and simple the package delivery.Overview of the price list
Shipping Time to Switzerland
How can I track my Parcel?
With our tracking option you can monitor your Parcel from the collection in Italy to the delivery to Switzerland. Enter the shipping number on our tracking page.
How much does it cost to send a Parcel to Switzerland?
Years of experience in the shipping sector and a high daily volume of consignments allow us to offer highly affordable prices. With europacco.com you can send a Parcel starting from only €47,75 to Switzerland. For more detailed information please consult our price list.
How long does it take to send a Parcel to Switzerland?
The transit times from Italy to Switzerland vary from 4 to 8 working days. Transit times are calculated in working days and depend on the starting location and the packet arrival area.
There are now thousands of Italian citizens accustomed to reach Swiss territory on a daily basis for work reasons. Others, instead, have crossed the borders choosing to reside in Switzerland permanently. This is not to mention the companies in our country that maintain relations with some Swiss realities, exchanging goods or establishing collaborations. Despite its proximity to Italy and the fact that it is part of the European continent, Switzerland is not a member of the European Community. Consequently, anyone who has to ship to Switzerland for personal or commercial reasons must comply with the rules for sending goods and merchandise to non-EU countries. Every shipment, therefore, is subject to customs controls and related customs clearance operations. This, in addition to requiring the preparation of certain documents, leads to the payment of taxes and duties. By turning to europacco you can benefit from a fast and reliable shipping service. Europacco is the best way to send products, documents or business items, suitcases or souvenirs to Switzerland, with all the convenience of an online service.
How do customs duties work in Switzerland
Speaking of duties and customs charges means referring not only to the customs cost in the proper sense, but also to import VAT, excise duties and administrative costs. Moreover, the calculation of duties is linked to several factors including the type of goods shipped, value of goods and purpose of the shipment. It is important to point out that some products, under a maximum limit decided by Swiss Customs itself, can be imported without added duties. There is also a minimum limit to the amount of duty which, for goods coming from Italy, is equal to 5 CHF. Speaking of customs clearance, goods sent from Italy (and from countries such as France and Germany), involve the payment of a basic tax of 11.5 Swiss francs, to which must be added a fee of 3% of the value of the goods subject to VAT. Some types of goods (from alcohol to costume jewelry) face higher customs fees.
Gifts and duties
A private individual who decides to send a gift to a friend or relative residing in Switzerland can benefit from tax exemption, if the value of the goods sent does not exceed 100 Swiss francs. When calculating the value, transport costs are not taken into account. Shipments with a value below 300 CHF are exempt from VAT. For all other shipments exceeding this value, the Swiss customs will request the payment of VAT.
What is not possible to ship to Switzerland
As in the case of many other countries that require customs clearance of shipments, Switzerland prohibits the importation of certain goods, and allows others only with prior authorization. Goods such as:
- Weapons and explosives
- Therapeutic products and products on the doping list
- Narcotic drugs and medicines containing narcotic substances
- Articles containing illegal depictions of pornography or cruel violence
- Radar detectors
- Counterfeit items
- Pirated copies of electronic data carriers
- Cultural items
Couriers, for their part, are free not to accept shipments of goods even if they are not on this list.
Exporting goods to Switzerland: documents required
In addition to the Free Export Declaration and the commercial or proforma invoice, additional documents are required depending on the type of goods shipped:
- EUR 1" and "EURMed" certificate
- Certificate of origin
- health certificate; in case of animal products in general
- phytosanitary certificate
The EUR 1 certificate, in particular, certifies that the goods to be sent are of European origin, allowing them to enjoy the preferential treatment established by the existing international agreements between the European Union and Switzerland.
Commercial Invoice and Free Export Declaration
The pro-forma or commercial invoice is a document whose role is to specify the nature and quantity of the goods being shipped. This document is required even if the shipment is not related to a real sale or purchase.
The Declaration of Free Export, instead, is a document that allows the shipper to know the feasibility of transit of the chosen goods. In practice, once the document is filled out, the declaration relieves the couriers of any liability arising from the export of prohibited goods, or goods subject to prior requests, to Switzerland.
How to pack gifts to be shipped
Despite the attention that europacco dedicates to shipping and to the choice of couriers to whom it entrusts packages, to be sure that what is sent to Switzerland arrives at its destination perfectly intact, it is essential to pay the right attention to packaging. A good idea is to use rigid boxes, strong to the touch and characterized by resistant flaps. When the shipment concerns several goods placed in the same box, it is advisable to pack them one by one. If the number of items or their shape does not allow the complete filling of the box, the empty spaces should be filled with appropriate material (polystyrene chips, foam cushions, etc.). The box should then be sealed with shipping tape, remembering to attach the waybill to the outside.
Switzerland - Further Information
Switzerland in general
General information about Switzerland
Political equality was introduced very late in Switzerland. In the year 1971 people have voted for a referendum on the introduction of the vote and suffrage for women. Almost all cantons respected the outcome of the vote and allowed women to vote and choose. Only Appenzell Ausserrhoden and Appenzell Innerrhoden refused. In 1990, some women of the canton of Appenzell Inner Hoden presented a lawsuit in federal court as unconstitutional, have won and received in November of that year the right to vote.
Send parcel to Switzerland
Whether you send a package to Geneva, Bern, St. Gallen or Zurich, service and costs do not vary. We offer a secure service, if you have to send company documents, patterns and products. You can also send souvenirs, excess baggage and suitcases to the Switzerland. In case you want to send wine to the Switzerland or other delicate objects, please contact our customer service by e-mail and you will promptly receive a quote.
Customs regulations in Switzerland
For private consignments you have to fill out two documents: the export customs clearance form and an invoice or pro-forma invoice. europacco.com will send these forms to you by e-mail.
For commercial shipments please contact the customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customs shipments to Switzerland
Also, Switzerland is subject to customs regulations. Generally, customs clearance for export and import is needed, for shipments from and to extra UE countries or for European states that are subject to customs controls. While customs clearance in the export phase is handled between the custom of the country of departing and the sender, for the clearance in import, the receiver must collaborate with the customs concerned.
The quotations seen on europacco.com are therefore always free of duties and custom duties in import, bureaucratic and administrative fees or broker fees where needed. The customs taxes cannot therefore be anticipated and in the calculation of them the total value of the goods indicated on the accompanying proforma/commercial naturally affects also.
The “Gift” type shipment is allowed only for some destinations.
A particular role belongs to the document shipments, ad this one does not involve customs clearance unlike shipments containing goods inside. Often, some documents should reach the customs authorities in original format and, many times, are not shipped together with the sent goods. Also, in this case, the document shipments of europacco.com is the ideal solution. Go to Compiling the customs documents to read in detail how to fill in correctly the customs documents, so to avoid problems during the transport.
Before each shipment, we always recommend consulting the customs regulations of the country of destination and remember the sovereign nature and the decision-making power of each customs regarding the clearance of each shipment.
Our Custom Service is gladly at your complete disposal for letting you have accurate information on the feasibility of the shipment according to the type of the goods to be sent, as well as for the filling in of the customs documentation.
Customs – general information
Restrictions and prohibitions may affect countries, people (including intermediaries/brokers) and goods:
- Countries: embargo
- People: most often in relation to counter-terrorism activities or foreign and security policy situations
- Goods: biodiversity, cultural goods, dual-use goods, rough diamonds, weapons & ammunition, ...
If you want to bring souvenirs from the holidays (pay attention to the quantitative limits) or move for work, study or personal reasons, the current regulations should be carefully studied.
Finally, for some goods an excise duty may be required, such as for example on coffee, alcohol, tobacco, fuel or electricity
How import customs costs are calculated?
Generally, customs duties and fees may include the following positions:
- customs duties: the effective customs costs
- VAT in import phase: the value added tax in the country of destination
- excise duty: indirect tax on the manufacture and sale of certain consumer goods
- administrative costs: for example, those for goods on stock
Finally, these positions can affects the final amount of the customs duties which further vary from case to case and from country to country. Also, each state issues different directives in terms of value and quantity limits, which are certainly to be respected.
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