Export: Adjustments to supplier declarations

In Switzerland, a new validity period applies to supplier declarations under a free trade agreement: Instead of one year as before, they can now be valid for up to two years, according to the Swiss Federal Customs Administration. 

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Another adjustment concerns the signature requirement, which has been lifted. Companies no longer have to sign supplier declarations and can transmit them electronically. However, according to the Federal Customs Administration, a signature may continue to be significant with regard to possible liability disputes.

Supplier declarations serve as proof of origin for products or primary materials procured domestically. Detailed information on the latest regulations can be found here (in German).


Do you have questions about free trade agreements and the origin of goods, export documents, customs clearance or CE marking? We provide you with an initial overview of the regulations and requirements that you need to satisfy when exporting. Our extensive network of experts at home and abroad helps us to answer your inquiries competently and quickly.



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