Customs tariffs: Update of the Harmonized System starting on January 1, 2017

The revision of the Harmonized System (HS) will become effective starting at the turn of the year and has an immediate effect on all importing and exporting Swiss SME.
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On January 1, 2017 the customs tariff will be changed as a consequence of the revision of the agreement on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) and the extension of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA II). On the website of the Federal Customs Administration (FCA), SMEs can find additional information.

Like most customs tariffs worldwide, the Swiss customs tariff is based on the internationally valid Harmonized System (HS). The first six numbers of the eight-digit Swiss tariff numbers correspond to the HS.

Via the customs database of S-GE, almost all information can be called up that is relevant to customs for the cross-border movement of goods.


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