If you want to talk to someone face-to-face, we have local trade offices all over Britain. In any office, you can contact an international sales advisor. Find your local trade office. Cooperation between the EU and Switzerland is based on 120 tailor-made agreements, 25 of which can be considered the main bilateral agreements between Switzerland and the EU. This unilateral approach opens the door to exceptions and allows for individual solutions in areas of vital interest to Switzerland. Overall, this ensures a level playing field for the Swiss economy in a wide range of the internal market, applying the entire trading system on the same basis. In 2009, the Swiss voted 59.6% and 40.4% against the extension of Bulgaria and Romania.  While Directive 2004/38/EC on the right to free movement and residence does not apply directly to Switzerland, the bilateral Swiss-EU agreement on the free movement of persons provides for the same rights for both Swiss nationals and EEA nationals and their family members.  Customs duties applicable to bilateral trade in goods between the United Kingdom and Switzerland will continue to apply from the entry into force of the Agreement. However, in some cases, non-preferential rates may actually be lower due to changes to the UK`s most-favoured-nation tariff schedule. The purpose of preferential origin is to subject goods duty-free or a reduced duty on exports to a free-trade country.
This is documented by a movement certificate or a country of origin declaration on invoice. Compliance with the non-preferential rules of the country of origin does not exempt goods from customs duties when they are imported into a third country – these rules of the country of origin apply only if the country of destination requires a certificate of origin for importation. This should not be confused with the issue of Swissness (“Made in Switzerland”) which is subject to another set of rules. Firstly, the free trade agreement, the agricultural agreement and the agreement on processed agricultural products regulate customs matters. Switzerland has a free trade area with the EU and EEA/EFTA members, which means that there are no customs duties between members of this area. The seven agreements are closely linked by the obligation to enter into force simultaneously and, at the same time, six months after receipt of a notification of non-renewal or denunciation concerning one of them.  Most (but not all) Swiss free trade agreements contain such a rule. This means that the determination of the country of origin of the product does not take into account materials originating in a third country, provided that their value does not exceed 10% of the ex-works price. However, if a percentage rule is fixed in the list, it shall not be exceeded by the application of the general tolerance. Therefore, this tolerance is particularly relevant for goods for which the list provides for a position jump.
The general value tolerance cannot apply to products listed in Chapters 50 to 63 of the Harmonized System and does not apply to products that have received a minimum processing in Switzerland. See the list of minimum transactions in Article 7 of the Protocol on Rules of Origin in the text of the trade agreement between the United Kingdom and Switzerland. Industrial products originating in the territory of both Parties may be marketed duty-free on the basis of the Free Trade Agreement. In addition, the agreement prohibits the setting of restrictions on the volume of commercial goods (quotas) as well as measures of equivalent effect (e.g. B discriminatory selling arrangements.. . . . . .