Customs and Duties
For delivery outside of the European Union, you may be subject to import duties and taxes which are levied once the package reaches the destination country when ordering goods from Budoten.
If the order is a gift, the package is marked "Gift" but the cost of the item is still stated on the customs form. Customs authorities require us to state the value of the gift item directly on the package.
Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information. Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Additionally, please note that when ordering from Budoten, you are considered the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods.
If in certain cases not all items are available at the time of delivery, we will include them in the customs declaration. This will reduce the customs and duties finally.
Swiss Customs and Value Added Tax
Customs Regulations for Individuals by Post
Any delivery aborad is subject to import duties and taxes. Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the customer as importer. The Swiss Post will collect these fees at delivery.
For detailed information please check out the website of the Swiss Federal Customs Administration.
Import Duty (Swiss value added tax) and tax-exemption limit
Any items bought from Budoten are subject to duty and VAT. There is no specific allowance as for travellers, only a tax-exemption limit, whereby customs duty and VAT are not levied if they amount to CHF 5.- or less per customs declaration.
The current tax rates you will find at the website of the Swiss Federal Customs Administration.
Post Fee of 10 SFr
Swiss Post levies a number of fees for its customs clearance services. These are stated accordingly on the receipt. For more information, please contact Swiss Post International’s customer service on tel. 0848 888 888 or visit www.swisspost.com. As soon as the tax exceeds 5 SFr, the parcel is dutiable delivery. In these cases the Swiss Post charges a handling fee of 10 SFr. This post fee is subject to the value added tax too. It is usually charged on a per parcel base.
For deliveries of books there is a reduced value added tax of 2,4% plus transport and post fee.
invoice total: EUR 130 calculated tax: 3,12 EUR (under 5 SFr) tax-exemption - No tax will be levied.
invoice total: EUR 150 calculated tax: 3,60 EUR (over 5 SFr) liable to tax - Tax and post fee of currently 10 SFr are charged.
For deliveries of other goods applies the regular value added tax of 7,6% plus transport and post fee.
invoice total: EUR 40 calculated tax: 3,04 EUR (under 5 SFr) tax-exemption - No tax will be levied.
invoice total: EUR 50 calculated tax: 3,80 EUR (over 5 SFr) liable to tax - Tax and post fee of currently 10 SFr are charged.
Mixed deliveries (books + other goods)
At deliveries which contain items with different tax rates (e.g. books and music) the respective tax rate applies.
These explanations are given for informational purposes only. For any detailed questions, please ask the local customs office.
Mo-Fr 8-12 am and
Mo-Th 1-5 pm