We have been made aware that Switzerland is no longer accepting digital stamps and signatures on UK EUR1's.
Swiss customs had previously been accepting digital signatures and stamps as a temporary easement during Covid, but have now reverted to insisting on wet stamps and original signatures and a number of digitally processed EUR1’s have been rejected.
We advise that all UK EUR1's for Switzerland are now submitted on eCert using the 'standard' method.
If you need any help or advice on this matter, please contact us
UK-Switzerland trade agreement
In February 2019, the UK and Switzerland signed the UK-Switzerland Trade Agreement which forms the basis of the current trading relationship. It is a continuity trade agreement, which replicates as far as possible the trade arrangements between Switzerland and the EU.
The United Kingdom and Switzerland have entered into negotiations for a new and bespoke free trade agreement (FTA). Our existing agreement provides a foundation on which to build, as we seek to upgrade to a deal which maximises opportunities for both economies and is fit for the global economy of the future. An upgraded trade agreement with Switzerland supports the UK government’s strategy of securing modern and comprehensive trading relationships with dynamic economies and nurturing long-term economic growth through innovation.
Switzerland is already one of the UK’s most important trading partners and as a close European neighbour, it is a key market for UK businesses of all sizes. Total trade between the UK and Switzerland was worth £52.8 billion in 2022. Switzerland is also the UK’s 10th largest trading partner worldwide and our third largest services trading partner after the EU and US. A new FTA offers a unique opportunity to enhance trade and investment between both countries and open up new exciting opportunities for growth in all regions of the UK.
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