Dokumentation_Rechtliche Grundlagen

Legal foundations

Customs law and customs tariff law essentially regulate the movement of people and goods crossing the Swiss border, including the levying of duties. There are also other laws and legislative texts that regulate the performance of customs tasks.



Here you will find provisions on the topics of assessment, tariffs, duties and non customs tasks which will enable you to apply the legal provisions correctly. This specific information is aimed primarily at specialists.


Fact sheets

The factsheets for private individuals and companies supplement the content published on the website. They cover important matters such as the importation of vehicles, entering the country with animals or the importation of goods subject to authorisation, such as weapons.

Publikationen der EZV


Value added tax, customs tariffs, free trade agreements, VOCs, Border Guard, facts and figures on customs: the FCA keeps you informed regularly about various customs-specific matters with the Forum Z. magazine and many other publications.


E-Learning of the FCA

Tares, preferential origin and free trade agreements, euro-med: to give you a clear idea, the FCA provides e-learning modules that you can benefit from whenever you have time.


Media informations

You can find all press releases published to date on this web page as well as the documentation for media conferences, free access to the FCA's media database with high-resolution photos and the contact details for media representatives.


Our films and TV spots

Did you know that we do not just carry out controls at the border to determine who enters Switzerland or what is exported from Switzerland? Take a look at the varied world of the Customs Administration.