Sending instruments to METAS

Instructions for clients exporting goods temporarily to Switzerland which will be returned to you afterwards

If you temporarily send goods to Switzerland (calibration, testing, etc.), which then returns to you, please follow the instructions below.

Send us your devices according to Incoterms® 2020 DAP Wabern

A shipping invoice is required, which must be issued by you as the owner of the goods. This includes the following information:

a.    each device with designation and serial number

b.    truthful indication of the value of the goods

c.    Note for temporary import into Switzerland for calibration/checking

d.    Note Incoterms® 2020 DAP Wabern

Please add shipping invoice and order to the package.

Use an ATA carnet only for interlaboratory tests, but not for calibrations, as manipulations are carried out on the instrument.

An import/export flat rate of CHF 60.00 will be charged for the handling of foreign consignments.
The equipment will be shipped to us at your expense (in accordance with Incoterms® 2020 DAP). All additional costs incurred during delivery will be invoiced.
Please indicate your customer number on the delivery note with the carrier, so that we can return the equipment to you in accordance with Incoterms® 2020 FCA. If the customer number is not given, the delivery costs incurred by the return shipment of the devices will be charged in full. These costs depend on the weight, volume and urgency of the shipment.

If the goods are picked up by you personally, we absolutely need the customs export certificate. Otherwise, we will continue to charge you the VAT charged on importation.

Last modification 06.03.2020

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