Important information about customs clearance

We kindly ask you to take note of the following information regarding customs clearance for horses travelling to Switzerland. As Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, the import of horses normally causes customs duties and payment of value added tax. The easiest solution to enter and leave Switzerland is the Carnet ATA.

The Carnet ATA is an international document issued by the chamber of commerce of your home nation. All major highway border-crossing points process Carnet ATA’s 24 hours a day and 7 days a week without charging you any fee. To be 100% sure you can check the opening hours of your desired border crossing point here:

You need to open up your Carnet ATA in advance at your chamber of commerce. The cost they will charge you to issue a Carnet ATA will vary from country to country. You can find the contact information of your national chamber of commerce following the link below and they will guide you through the required steps:

For any additional information or questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Manuel Krafft

+49 7621 7707302