In order to facilitate the customs clearance of your goods, Martin Transports can take care of the management of import and export formalities. This offer is available to professionals and individuals residing in Switzerland.

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Customs formalities for individuals

You may be exempt from import customs fees and payment of VAT, if you are an individual. Indeed, goods for private use are exempt from royalties up to a total value of CHF 300 per day and per person and/or:
● 1kg of meat
● 5l of alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content not exceeding 18%
● 1l of alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content exceeding 18%
● 250 pieces/grams of cigarettes, cigars or other manufactured tobacco Beyond these values, you will have to declare your goods. There are different options for this:
Filling out a form via QuickZoll: This application from the Federal Customs Administration gives you the option of paying your taxes directly online.
Make your statement at the border post: You can make your statement orally to a border guard.
Write your self-declaration via the declaration box: If the border guard is not available, you can make your declaration in writing using the forms on site.

Customs formalities for professionals

If you are a company and wish to import your goods for commercial purposes, you must declare them. In order to facilitate your formalities, we offer you the possibility of carrying out all import formalities with Swiss customs on your behalf. On the other hand, on export, your Swiss goods are exempt from taxes. However, the destination country may apply import taxes and customs duties. Thus, our mission is above all to advise you and inform you when restrictions apply in the country of destination. In addition, we take care of drafting the original document, so as to minimize the taxes to be paid in the destination country.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Each country has its own customs legislation. At Martin Transports, we take care of the customs formalities for the import and export of your goods. As an approved customs forwarder, we carry out your customs declarations with Swiss and Italian customs.

Specialized in the field of national and international transport since 1948, our skills and experience allow us to provide a wide range of services:

  • Swiss national and international transport : Specialized in international transport between Switzerland and Italy and vice versa, we offer solutions every day to transport your services in the entire Europe.
  • Transport in partial and full loads : We offer transport services in partial and full batches, nationally and internationally.
  • Transport express : We offer an express transport service that adapts to your needs. From small parcels to large batches, we put the ideal vehicle at your disposal.
  • Groupage : Our network of reliable partners allows us to offer you services efficient in groups.
  • Pallet exchange : On request, we have the possibility of exchanging pallets empty in Switzerland and also in Italy.
  • Transport exceptionnel : We offer a transport service for oversized goods in width, length and weight.
  • Transport of dangerous goods (ADR) : Our team is trained and authorized to transport dangerous goods in order to best meet your needs.
  • Goods insurance : On request, we can take out insurance supplement that will allow you to benefit from full compensation for any damage.
  • Customs formalities : we take care of the management of export formalities and of importation which can go as far as the payment of VAT and import taxes.

Our team is here to advise you

Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions regarding the shipment of your goods!

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