Switzerland Prohibited and Restricted Items

FedEx Cross Border is unable to ship prohibited and non-approved restricted items on behalf of its customers.

FedEx Cross Border has prepared a global list of prohibited and restricted items that apply regardless of a shipment's destination. In addition to these global prohibitions and restrictions, individual countries or territories may impose further prohibitions or restrictions on the importation of certain items.

You can refer to the FedEx Cross Border global lists and the Switzerland country-specific list to help determine whether or not your product is prohibited or restricted for shipment.

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Country Specific List for Switzerland

Switzerland Import Prohibitions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All products containing the biocide dimethylfumarate (DMF)
  • Animals and animal origin products from third countries (non-EU member states & Norway)
  • Coffee
  • Oil products
  • Plants
  • Radar Detectors (Although these goods are forbidden for import and export, they may be designated for return if properly requested and declared to customs and the goods have not already been given a directive to be destroyed.)
  • Slides
  • Tea
  • Textile articles

Switzerland Import Restrictions

The following goods are restricted by law and subject to export approval and/or must meet other regulatory requirements but are acceptable for exportation on FedEx Express International Priority Service:

  • Certain agricultural goods
  • Goods that have both military and civilian uses (i.e., "dual-use")
  • Drugs and other chemicals
  • Fuels
  • Certain knives (HS#8211)
  • Motors, turbines (HS8409-)
  • Certain articles made of steel/Iron (HS#7326.90), Copper
  • Radar and other navigation devices
  • HS#8537 & 8538
  • Vehicles (ground, air, water)
  • Milk and dairy products including cheese
  • Cereals and forage products
  • Meat, game, seafood
  • Foodstuffs
  • Drugs and other chemicals
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Precious metals, watches, jewelry

Contact the FedEx Cross Border Compliance Team

Please note that these lists are provided as a reference only. For any questions about prohibited and restricted items, email the FedEx Cross Border Compliance team.

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