If you plan to import artworks to Switzerland, it is important to understand the customs procedures that apply in order to avoid any problems and additional fees. Here are some frequently asked questions you may have:
Q: Do I need to declare the import of artworks to Switzerland?
A: Yes, the import of artworks to Switzerland must be declared to Swiss customs.
Q: What are the customs formalities for importing artworks to Switzerland?
A: To import artworks to Switzerland, you must fill out an import declaration form with Swiss customs. This form must be accompanied by accompanying documents such as the purchase invoice, certificate of authenticity, title of ownership, etc. If you import artworks worth more than CHF 100,000, you must also provide a bank guarantee.
Q: What are the customs duties for importing artworks to Switzerland?
A: Customs duties for importing artworks to Switzerland depend on the nature of the artwork and its value. In general, customs duties are 7.7% for sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints and 8% for antiques.
NB: Artsper is not responsible for the rate applied by the customs services. The information in this article does not engage the responsibility of Artsper.