FAQ – CAR IMPORT SWITZERLAND
CAN YOU HELP ME WITH PURCHASING A CAR OR OLDTIMER IN THE USA, JAPAN, CANADA, BRAZIL, MEXICO AND EUROPE?
Yes. Through years of business relationships, we have contacts with renowned car dealers and are happy to mediate.
CAN I PAY THE PAYMENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE THROUGH YOU?
Yes, for private and business customers from Switzerland we offer our trustee service.
CAN YOU PICK THE CARE UP AT THE SELLER’S FOR ME?
Yes, we send open and closed car transporters, which transport your vehicle quickly and safely. Through volume contracts, we can offer you cheap transport prices.
DO YOU SHIP THE VEHICLES IN CONTAINERS OR ON RO/ROs?
As you like! We are happy to work out offers for both transport options.
WHAT SHIPPING PORTS DO YOU USE?
It depends on where you buy the vehicle overseas. To name just a few of the ports:
Los Angeles, New York, Miami, United States
Santos / Sao Paulo, Brazil
IN WHICH HARBOR IS MY IMPORT CAR ARRIVING IN EUROPE?
The destination port for car shipping is Bremerhaven. Here, our specialist personnel have the vehicles under physical control and can respond to your requests at short notice. The handling costs and times in Bremerhaven are usually cheaper than other European ports.
DO YOU TAKE CARE OF THE CAR TRANSPORT TO SWITZERLAND?
Yes. We create a customs shipping slip and load your vehicle across Germany and Europe on one of our weekly departing car transporters to Switzerland.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IMPORT AND CUSTOMS PRODUCTION IN SWITZERLAND MYSELF?
No, you have the option to entrust us with the complete import clearance including the payment of all applicable taxes. You will then get your vehicle delivered to your door without any worries.
Alternatively, you are, of course, free to personally handle the import clearance.
WHAT TAXES MUST BE PAID IN SWITZERLAND FOR IMPORTED VEHICLES?
Incidental charges are amongst others: Handling costs, customs duties, car tax and value added tax (Important: all new vehicles in Switzerland must pay a CO2 penalty from 1 July 2012. In the case of self-importation, the sanction itself must be billed, paid and the corresponding confirmations requested.)
MY IMPORT CAR MUST BE RENOVATED, WHAT NOW?
Contact us! We refer you to excellent regional resellers in Switzerland, who are happy to advise you on homologation and approval.