“Art is everywhere, Harsch manages customs formalities”
Import / export / transit formalities
Obtaining and establishing the documents needed for customs clearances
Establishing and applying for miscellaneous permits such as CITES
COW operations offer the possibility of storing bonded goods on our premises and for an unlimited duration
Management by our company of stored bonded goods
During an operation to transport works of art, Harsch handles the administrative side of customs clearance, whether importing or exporting. We can carry out all the customs formalities directly on our own premises. Depending on requirements, we can also perform customs clearance in all Customs Offices in Switzerland.
At the moment, there are no restrictions on exports. But an invoice must be shown. A Pro-forma invoice may also be acceptable, showing the value of the work.
Ivory, tortoiseshell, and other objects comprising animal parts.
Transportation of weapons is increasingly complicated.
In the context of an exhibition
An ATA carnet can be used for temporarily importing or exporting goods or equipment used for exhibitions or fairs (stands, tables, models, etc.), samples for presentations, or professional equipment.
This international customs document makes it possible to cross borders in Switzerland and abroad. It is applied for directly from Chambers of Trade & Industry.
Permanent importation into Switzerland involves payment of VAT, taxes, and customs dues according to the declared value of the work. This must include the cost of transport and possibly packing and insurance.
Bonded importation is possible in Switzerland. Works arriving in transit will not be cleared through customs and will remain in a free zone. These zones are available at Geneva Airport, and at Freeports. Harsch also has this kind of storage available in its own premises (warehousing under OCW: Open customs warehouse).
It is possible to view the goods, but no movement out of these zones is permitted without customs formalities. The major advantage of this process is storage with an exemption from import dues.
Transporting fine art is also:
TRANSPORT & PACKING
HANGING & INSTALLATION
EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS
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