Spedizioni, trasporti Italia Svizzera e informazioni generali

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Transport Switzerland

Esportazione in Svizzera

List of communes of Switzerland

For transport Italy Switzerland see our map with the list of each municipality, complete with postal code, spoken language and possible supplement for disadvantaged areas (high mountain areas).
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German, French, Italian and Romansh

Swiss franc (CHF)

Gross domestic product (GDP)
USD 644 billion

GDP per capita
USD 77,000

Turnover exports from Switzerland
USD 296 billion

Turnover imports to Switzerland
USD 281 billion

Transport Italy Switzerland

Switzerland is located in the middle of the European continent and is surrounded by the member states of the European Union (EU). This geographical and cultural proximity, but in particular the political and economic weight of the Union, makes the EU and its Member States Switzerland’s most important economic partners. Consequently, an active European policy is of fundamental importance for Italy-Switzerland economic and transport policy. Switzerland is not a member of the EU and has negotiated several bilateral agreements with the EU on access to the European internal market. In many areas, these agreements establish relations between Switzerland and the EU that are very similar to those of an internal market, which make it possible to eliminate or lower trade barriers and discrimination in economic exchange. Since 1972, when the Free Trade Agreement was signed, the list of agreements has gradually grown in stages. After Swiss voters refused to join the European Economic Area (EEA) in 1992, Switzerland and the EU signed Bilateral Agreements I (seven agreements) in 1999. Bilateral Agreements II (nine agreements and one exchange of correspondence) followed in 2004. These agreements guarantee reciprocal and extensive market access, prevent Swiss companies from being discriminated against in the European internal market and form the basis for close cooperation in the areas of research, security, asylum, the environment and culture.

Bilateral agreements

Within the framework of the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) concluded between EFTA and third countries, Switzerland maintains preferential relations in the area of services with the following countries/partners (in alphabetical order): Chile, Colombia, Georgia, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC, i.e. the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait), South Korea, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, Ukraine and, partially, with Canada and Peru. Switzerland’s main objective in its free trade agreements is to obtain more advantageous treatment than that granted in the multilateral context of the GATS/GATS. Outside the framework of EFTA, Switzerland has also concluded a free trade agreement with China and a bilateral free trade and economic partnership agreement with Japan.

Free trade agreements

In addition to the EFTA Convention and the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union (EU), Switzerland has a network of 28 free trade agreements with 38 non-EU partners. Such agreements are usually concluded within the framework of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA); However, Switzerland can also conclude free trade agreements outside EFTA, as has been the case with Japan and China.
Switzerland’s free trade policy aims to improve the framework conditions governing economic relations with certain economically important partners. The aim is to ensure that Swiss companies have access to international markets that is as free as possible from obstacles and discrimination compared to that enjoyed by their main competitors. Measures to open up foreign markets are particularly important in the Federal Council’s economic stabilisation policy.
The EFTA States also sign declarations of cooperation with some partners. These declarations presuppose an institutionalised dialogue on the possibilities for deepening economic relations which, at a later date, could lead to free trade negotiations.

Business languages

For transport Switzerland: German, French, Italian and Romansh

Weights and measures



National currency Swiss franc (sfr) = 100 Rappen (Rp), Centimes (c).
ISO code: CHF

Customs tariff

For transport in Switzerland and shipments to the Confederation.
Harmonized system. Customs clearance usually based on gross weight.

Import control

More than 90% of goods imports are liberalised. The importer must obtain the authorisation for limited import (negative list). Low-voltage products must comply with Directives 2006/95/EC and 2004/108/EC. Pharmaceutical products require a Swissmedic registration. Small consignments of up to 20 kg may be imported without a licence, unless they are goods for which the weight limit is only 2.5 kg. Pay attention to the incentive tax for the import of goods subject to the VoC. Possible simplified customs declaration procedure for small consignments in the “e-dec-easy” declaration procedure. Small consignments are those with a maximum weight of 1,000 kg and a value of up to 1,000 CHF. There is no currency control, so the payment of the import of goods can take place without difficulty.
Business tax: 8%

Terms of payment and offers

Offers and invoices in €, CHF or US $ free free at frontier or free at home.

Indications of origin

Necessary for food and beverages.
In the same way, wood and wood products must bear the indication of the country of origin.

Marking / labelling

Traditional marking. Labelling must normally take place in at least one official Swiss language. The Federal Ministry of the Interior provides information on special labelling provisions for transport Switzerland.


For transport in Switzerland, wood packaging is subject to the ISPM standard no. 15, except for deliveries from the EU.

Models and samples of goods

Models of goods shall be exempt from customs duties if:

a) given their size (small sections of wood), presentation (such as buttons on cards, one piece for each type) or preparation (such as cancellation by stamp or holes) have no commercial value, or

(b) are imported for representation, verification or testing to place orders and do not exceed these limit values:

consumable products with a value of up to CHF 100 per sample;

the number of samples of the same type in a shipment does not matter; non-consumable products up to a value of CHF 100 for all types and qualities;

tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic products up to a value of CHF 100 per consignment; Wine only in sample bottles up to 3 dl, spirits only in sample bottles up to 2 dl (excluding single-portion bottles).

Shipments of advertising samples of goods intended for distribution for Swiss transport, even free of charge, to potential customers are subject to customs duties. ATA Carnet procedure allowed. Transport Switzerland

Shipping and accompanying documents

Typical documents, such as:

a) Commercial invoices (2 copies) with all typical indications, including country of origin, without authentication;

(b) Certificate of origin (simple) only on request by the consignee, indicate the country of origin;

c) For postal packages up to 31.5 kg: attach 1 foreign shipping note, 1 customs declaration (German/French/Italian), commercial invoices; with packages for airmail up to 20 kg foreign shipping slip, labeled “by air”.

(d) Movement certificate EUR. 1 for parcel shipments under the free trade agreement with the EU; including the pan-European cumulation agreement; for shipments with a value of goods exceeding € 6,000 use the EUR form. 1.

For the export of goods worth up to €6,000, the exporter must submit the following declaration on the invoice or other commercial document: “The exporter of the goods covered herein declares that, unless otherwise stated, the goods are of preferential origin … (indicate country of origin)”. Place and date, signature of exporter and name in block letters (Products from Ceuta and Melilla must be marked with the abbreviation “CM”). This provision shall not apply to agricultural products.


(f) The EU Unitary “Common Shipping Procedure” (NCTS) may be used. However, the proof of origin must be demonstrated in accordance with point (d).

See also




Via Rinaldo Simen 3
Transport Department Switzerland / Europe
6830 Chiasso – Italy

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091 695 50 10


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Via Rinaldo Simen 3
Transport Department Switzerland
6830 Chiasso (Switzerland)

Phone *

091 695 50 10