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.
Many businesses bring in outside help to clear their imports through customs. They pay a pretty penny for this service – money that, in many cases, they could save. Because processing imports through customs does not require sorcery, especially when you have the help of sophisticated software that supports all standard import and transit procedures.
There’s no faster, easier way: Need to transmit a customs declaration for an import? Or report the discharge of a transit procedure? Then use Import Filing from AEB to simply send an e-customs message to the relevant customs authorities. It all goes through our certified data center. The customs office’s national system will immediately reply with the status of your declaration. So you’ll always be in the loop and confident that your imports will not lie idle for no reason.
Import Filing from AEB is a flexible system which lets you control electronic import declarations for one country – or for currently up to five countries. You can use Import Filing to transmit your data seamlessly to the customs authorities in, for example, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and the UK. And we are always working on connecting further countries. This centralized application can also be extended for processing through customs service providers.
Waiting for an official customs assessment before you can calculate your import duties is a thing of the past: Import Filing from AEB does the work for you. All the key figures are just a click away, so you can use them early on for calculations, liquidity planning, and more.
Import Filing is designed as a cloud service and runs in AEB’s data center in Stuttgart, Germany. How does that help you? You benefit by having us implement all changes to customs laws in the cloud, for example. Another benefit: our regular updates, which keep Import Filing abreast of the latest developments in software engineering. And a constant connection with the utmost failsafe protections.
Managing your imports in-house only makes sense if it minimizes manual processes such as data entry. That’s why Import Filing includes a template functionality that lets you efficiently manage large numbers of recurring transactions. After the declaration data has been applied automatically from your host system, your employees will only have to add additional data in exceptions. Then, the declaration is transferred automatically to the customs authorities – after its plausibility has been validated.
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.