Monopoly tax (spirits tax)

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The so-called monopoly tax has to be paid if you are importing alcohol, products containing alcohol or products made using alcohol with more than 1.2% alcohol by volume. We collect this fee on behalf of the Swiss Alcohol Board (SAB).

Exception:
Various importers have obtained an exceptional permit from the SAB and can thus import spirits for their tax-free warehouse without paying the monopoly tax.

Permit office

The authorising authority for enforcing legislation, issuing corresponding regulations and providing information is the:

Swiss Alcohol Board (SAB)
Länggassstrasse 35
P.O. Box
3000 Bern 9
Tel. 031 / 309 12 11
Fax 031 / 309 15 00
info@eav.admin.ch

https://www.ezv.admin.ch/content/ezv/en/home/information-companies/taxes-and-duties/importation-into-switzerland/alcohol-duties-and-prepaid-disposal-fees/monopoly-tax--spirits-tax-.html