While Switzerland is not part of the EU, it plays a prominent role in EU trade. The EU is Switzerland’s largest trading partner, and Switzerland follows only the US, China, and UK for trade in goods and services with the EU. With more than 100 bilateral agreements governing trade between the EU and Switzerland, the terms are particularly complex.
CAS is a centralised, collaborative platform with legal compliance built in. It is designed to automate regional and worldwide customs declarations quickly and accurately, future-proofing your customs compliance. A CAS subscription combined with our Managed Customs Services for declarations is about half the cost of collaborating with customs brokers. Do you want to save costs while increasing efficiency?
Switzerland is pursuing the digital transformation of its customs procedures with DaziT—a combination of “dazi,” the Romansch word for customs, and transformation. The programme has three main objectives:
Digitise all customs processes
Simplify and accelerate cross-border trade
One of the results of this initiative will be the replacement of the Swiss import/export system, e-dec, and its arrival/departure system, NCTS, with a new goods traffic system: Passar. Rollout is planned in stages between 2022 and 2025. C4T is working closely with the Federal Customs Authority in Switzerland as development unfolds to ensure a seamless transition for CAS users.
With one single message, CAS simultaneously files an export declaration from the country of departure and an import declaration in the country of destination, combined with transit to ensure frictionless border crossing. In the background, our Legal Content team keeps CAS up to date with all the latest legislation for each country so you can rest assured your shipments will clear customs with the proper documentation.
Have you explored the cost savings available using Special Procedures like Customs warehousing (CWH), Inward Processing (IPR), Outward Processing (OPR), End Use, and Temporary Storage? The CAS Special Procedures module integrates with the CAS Declarations module to produce the declarations and inventory reporting necessary to claim customs duty and VAT savings allowed through Special Procedures.
CAS is built modularly, allowing you to start with Declarations functionality for immediate administrative cost savings and scale with value-added modules including Insights, Special Procedures, Master Data, and Origin Management that provide visibility into the totality of your customs operations and help reduce duty costs. Learn more about how CAS can help you join the next generation of customs.
Switzerland has a reputation for manufacturing high-value products, making it a target for counterfeiters. During the pandemic, e-commerce skyrocketed while border controls tightened—a phenomenon that led to a spike in fake products encountered by customs. Confiscation rose more than 50%, with watches, jewellery, and handbags leading the list.