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Switzerland – Prohibited and Restricted Imports

It is possible to ship many products to Switzerland, but some products are banned listed in Switzerland’s Import restrictions.

Additionally, Switzerland’s Import restrictions mention that even though a package may appear innocent, some components or items could be dangerous. Swiss Import Restrictions do not accept anything threatening infrastructure, the environment, the transit handlers, or the recipients’ safety.

Prohibited items:

  • Explosives
    • Fireworks
    • Bengal lights
    • Ammunition
    • Gunpowder
    • Luminaries
    • Emergency signals
  • Flammable solid materials
    • Matches
    • Coal
    • Charcoal
    • Fuel paste
  • Radioactive substances


  • Compressed gasses
    • Lighter fuel
    • Oxygen cylinders
    • Butane
    • Spray cans
    • Fire extinguishers
  • Flammable liquid materials
    • Oil and oil paints
    • Adhesives
    • Perfumes containing alcohol
    • Drinks containing more than 24% alc/vol
  • Oxidising substances
    • Oxygen producing chemicals
    • Peroxides ( hair dyes)
    • Bleach agents
  • Poisonous and contagious substances
    • Pesticides
    • Agricultural chemicals
    • Mercury
    • Bacteria, viruses
  • Corrosive substances
    • Wet-cell batteries
    • Mercury
    • Hydrochloric acid
  • Various dangerous goods
    • Engines
    • Solid carbon dioxide ( dry ice )
    • Lithium batteries

Switzerland Import restrictions ensure that your products arrive on time and in good condition to your consumers. Swiss freight is our area of expertise at Blackwater Freight Ltd. 

Additionally, please contact us for any current information on Swiss import restrictions, declaration forms, packaging requirements, and economic effects.

Check the Tares database to see if a particular good is prohibited or restricted from being imported into Switzerland. Check the display details page if the HS code of a good references a permit requirement. Furthermore, goods of the selected type can only be imported or exported with a permit.

Switzerland Import restrictions

International trade is crucial to Switzerland’s economy. It has traditionally been one of the reasons for liberalizing and facilitating it. Moreover, approximately 34% of Switzerland’s imports and 35% of its exports come from EU countries. Nevertheless, certain goods and products cannot be imported, exported, or transited. Following the Switzerland import restrictions, some items are allowed to carry across the border. The list includes narcotics, protected animals, and weapons.

Switzerland’s measures serve to protect its population, its environment, and its economy.

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