Switzerland and South Africa have a growing business relationship. Though sending shipments to Switzerland from South Africa is generally straightforward, here are some things to bear in mind.
SENDING SHIPMENTS TO SWITZERLAND – GENERAL ADVICE
All commercial shipments must be accompanied by a Commercial Invoice with a practical value and typed in print format. Invoices stating No Commercial value will not be accepted. Pro-forma Invoices are unacceptable. Clearance delays depend on the receiver’s ability to present required permits.
Switzerland Customs defines a document as general correspondence (business or private) as well as:
NON DOCUMENT SHIPMENTS
The following items are specifically not allowed to be sent with DHL to Switzerland.
This is in addition to DHL’s Global standard list of prohibited items which can be found here
SIZE AND WEIGHT NOTES
The maximum weight per shipment is 300 kg (660.0 lb).
The maximum weight per piece is 70.0 kg (154.0 lb).
The maximum dimensions of each shipment are length: 120.0 cm (47 in); height: 120.0 cm (47.0 in); width: 100.0 cm (39.0 in).
Pallets are accepted.
Should you at any time require more information or telephonic assistance, please make contact with our Certified International Specialists.
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