Imports to Switzerland are subject to different customs processes than EU imports. Import Filing: e-dec from AEB guides you through everything from the import declaration filed with the Swiss Federal Customs Administration to the electronic assessment decision. Don’t keep your customers in Switzerland waiting for their goods!
All you need for imports to Switzerland is an enterprise identification number (UID) from the Swiss Customs Client Administration, a CSP account – and Import Filing: e-dec. The customs software from AEB guides you through each step of creating an electronic import declaration and sending it off directly to the e-dec system of Swiss customs. This saves you the costs of hiring a customs service provider.
You can respond online to error messages from customs and adjust or delete declarations. This is the fastest way to obtain a release of your goods and receive the electronic assessment decision (eVV Zoll, eVV MwSt). Documents like the import list and delivery orders can be managed directly in the software and printed out as needed.
Imports to Switzerland must be declared in Swiss francs, of course. Import Filing: e-dec is set up to provide the currency exchange rates published daily by the Swiss Federal Customs Administration.
Switzerland lies in the heart of Europe but is not an EU member state. That’s why it’s an important receiving country for shipments processed under the New Computerized Transit System (NCTS)—and it’s why Import Filing: e-dec supports the discharge of transit arrivals. Authorized consignees can use the software to generate, edit, and search for transit arrivals. Import Filing: e-dec also keeps you in the loop about any transit procedure controls ordered by the customs authorities.
You must register with the Swiss customs authorities before you can start using Import Filing: e-dec. Typically, no extended waiting period is necessary. We’re happy to support you here.
If you want help configuring interfaces to your system environment or training your employees, plan accordingly.
Import Filing: e-dec is automatically updated to reflect changes in customs laws as soon as they come into force. No further action is required on your part.
Director International Business Development
"In the digital age, there is no need for import shipments to get stuck at customs and cause delivery delays. Integrated customs management creates transparency and accelerates the process – and ensures regulatory compliance at the same time."