The change affects the import assessment decision, as stated in a communication from the SFCA. The export assessment decision has already exclusively been issued electronically for some years. The export decisions in the application NCTS are unaffected by this obligation.
In order to get the electronic assessment decisions, the company identification must be registered in a one-time procedure in the administration system for customs clients. After successful registration, the documents can be obtained for each service (web service and mail service) or with an access code. Companies have the possibility of obtaining an import assessment decision for a period of ten years. The assessment decisions are incorporated into the e-dec customs clearance system as part of the Swiss Confederation's digital strategy.
Further information on the new regulation can also be found in the explanations from the Federal Customs Administration.