Switzerland Global Enterprise provides companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein free access to the modular database.
- The Nomenclature module enables queries to be made using a range of nomenclatures.
- The Customs Tariffs module provides detailed information on import duties in more than 150 countries.
- The Import Formalities module contains a detailed overview of the customs procedures for imported goods in over 100 countries.
- The Rules of Origin module contains list rules of the origin protocols of all Swiss/EFTA Free Trade Agreements on product basis.
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TARIC (European Union)
Another excellent source of customs information relating to EU countries is the EU customs database TARIC. This provides more precise information about the customs tariffs in the individual EU member states.
TARIC is based on combined nomenclature (CN) in which some 10,000 items (coded using 8 digits) form the basic nomenclature. This applies not just to the collective customs tariff, but also to European Union foreign trade statistics and trade between its member states. TARIC is also the basis for the consumption customs tariffs and tariff files of the EU member states.
The Federal Office for Customs and Border Security (FOCBS) provides the customs tariff (Tares) on the internet free of charge. In addition to the Swiss consumption tariff, Tares also contains explanatory information about the customs tariff as well as rulings on goods tariffs. The service is supplemented by various search functions and numerous links to circulars, customs quotas and exchange rates.
Like most customs tariffs around the world, the Swiss customs tariff is based upon the internationally valid harmonised system (HS). The first six digits of the eight-digit Swiss tariff numbers correspond to the HS.