Inland transport within the Swiss customs territory is permitted only with vehicles that are registered in Switzerland and on which Swiss taxes and customs duties have been paid.
Consequently, foreign vehicles may carry goods only in cross-border traffic (imports and exports).
Please note the further explanations (including tolerances) in the fact sheet entitled "Inland transport (cabotage) in commercial goods traffic" (PDF, 199 kB, 19.08.2019).
Certain obligations apply when crossing the border with commercial goods. The most important ones are listed below:
- Bringing a valid personal travel document (passport/ID card, visa if necessary)
- Responsibility for declaring the goods
- Cooperation with customs controls (inspection of goods)
- Declaration of the vehicle for levying the heavy vehicle charge
- Compliance with the cabotage regulations (see the inland transport fact sheet)
Further information can be found in the fact sheet for lorry drivers (PDF, 43 kB, 28.04.2015).