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Swiss Federal Customs Administration has officially authorized BELGLOBE to operate a licensed Open Customs Warehouse (OCW) and to arrange inhouse customs formalities, such as import & export clearance and transit formalities. This means that with this new service we now offer the full package of a logistics chain under the same roof as one single service provider.

Open customs warehouses (OCW) are warehouses within Swiss customs territory in which BELGLOBE as the warehouse operator can store their own or third-party foreign goods. The goods are moved in transit from the border to the warehouse (approved place) without any customs duties or taxes being paid.

At the end of storage, BELGLOBE can also carry out the import duty assessment directly on site. We can also initiate a transit procedure and export the goods out of Switzerland again in order to deliver it to any other place in the world.

The main benefits of an open customs warehouse are :

  • Temporary storage: transit goods can be stored without paying any import taxes
  • Credit function : for goods destined for sale in the swiss customs territory, import duties & taxes only need to be paid after the end of stockpiling.
  • Not limited to a specific place : the goods remain at our own warehouse and do not have to be sent to a specific customs office for any clearance formalities.

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