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a VirtualTourist member asked on Jul 28, 2009

Switzerland

Tax refund watches

What is the maximum amount of watches do we allow to get the tax refund in Switzerland? And any limitation? Thanks!



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answered on 7/28/09 by
a VT member from Brussels

There isn't a maximum - you can buy as much as you like except that as this particular concession is for personal consumption, if you were to buy 20 watches at a time they might consider this a commercial purchase: in which case, you can still buy tax-free, since the goods would be leaving the country but must complete commercial export formalities. There is a MINIMUM value of 400 CHF, see [original link].
Of course you also have to consider the duty-free limits for personal imports into your country of residence, one watch might be within it but several might not be.





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