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Switzerland (CH)

Including Liechtenstein

Last updated on September 25th, 2017

Accepts ATA Carnets for Commercial Samples, Professional Equipment, and Exhibitions and Fairs

ATA Carnet Guarantee Association

Swiss Alliance of Chambers of Commerce
4, Boulevard du Théâtre
Boite Postale 5039
CH-1211 Geneva 11
Tel: (41.22) 819.9140
Fax: (41.22) 819.9144

Embassy in the U.S.

Embassy of Switzerland
2900 Cathedral Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA
Tel: 202.745.7900
Fax: 202.387.2564

U.S. Department of State Switzerland country page Switzerland Country Guide

ATA Carnet Specifics

  • For ATA Carnet shipments entering Switzerland for a trade show exhibition, customs officials at the time of entry will usually validate a blue transit counterfoil and voucher to move the goods from the place of entry (airport or border crossing point) to the location of the fair.
  • Upon entry to the event, a customs inspector will complete the transit by validating the second transit while at the same time, an importation certificate (white) will be validated to cover the goods while at the event.
  • Upon departure, the reverse will occur Reexportation set (white) and a transit set (blue) will be validated to cover the goods while “in transit” from the event to the airport or border crossing point.
  • At the port of export, the second transit must be validated to close out the transit operations.
  • Failure to have the 2nd transit validated will likely result in a 50 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) regularization fee, approximately US $56 to $285 These rules only apply to Carnets entering as EF (Exhibitions and Fairs)

Swiss Customs

Trade Shows

WOHGA ZUG: Home and Garden Fair
BEA – CHEVAL: Bern Horse Show