Customs Regulations

Owing to restrictions and frequently changing customs regulations, only non-binding information can be given on the following areas:

  • developing countries in Asia

  • South America

  • Africa

Worldwide, no customs duties and taxes are levied on removal and household goods, with only a few exceptions. However, this is subject usualla to the goods having been used for at least 6-12 months prior to their removal. For removal goods to be exempted from customs duties or import taxes, the following documents are required in most countries:

  • detailed household descriptive inventory

  • work permit or employment contract

  • residence permit

  • passport

In most countries, the import of alcoholic beverages is strictly forbidden or due to heavy import taxes.

Many countries levy duties on new goods or on goods that have been used for less than 12 months.

Customs regulations for motor vehicles (e.g. cars, motorbikes, boats, airplanes etc.) are different in each country.

Some countries require the presence of the importer during customs clearance. No general information can be given that is valid for all removals. In contrast, each removal requires competent advice and individual attention until the goods are delivered in the country of destination.

Swiss Moving Service AG guarantee a successful and pleasant removal to every place, be that a capital in North America or any remote spot in the Far East.

Should you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact our experts, 

Full Service

Recommended for complete furnished houses and appartments - we pack and wrap everything.

Basic Service

Recommanded, if you will move only a part of your furniture and household goods to overseas.

Eco Service

Our Service Economic is specially for people who prefer to do the most performance by themself and to save money.

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Swiss Moving Service AG

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(GPS: Rietbachstrasse 11)
CH-8952 Schlieren ZH / Switzerland
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