As of January 1st, 2024 customs duties on industrial goods will disappear in Switzerland.
The abolition of these customs duties concerns goods that are classified in Chapters 25 to 97 of the Nomenclature, with the exception of some products classified in Chapters 35 and 38, which are classified as agricultural products.
As a consequence, the importation of these goods will no longer be subject to the usual customs duty rates or preferential duty rates depending on the (preferential) origin of the goods.
The Swiss Customs authorities have published an overview of the new customs duty rates that will apply as of January 1, 2024 (see Link to Excel file with new Tariffs as of Jan 1, 2024).
Please also note that Switzerland will increase its VAT rate as of January 1, 2024 from 7.7% to 8.1%.
This message is relevant for any flows of goods going into Switzerland, as a cost might disappear from the supply chain.