Using the online databases World Tariff or MendelOnline, Swiss SMEs have the option of consulting customs tariffs applied in most countries worldwide.
Hosted in the United States, the online database WorldTariff shows the amount of customs tariffs used in all countries, including in the Harmonized System (HS), the international product nomenclature of the World Customs Organization. The data contained in WorldTariff are continually updated by the various customs authorities.
Usefulness of WorldTariff for Swiss SMEs
For Swiss exporting companies, knowledge of the customs duties and taxes applied worldwide facilitates calculation of costs and offers the possibility of optimizing transport and logistics. It also helps companies become aware of tariffs imposed on foreign competition so they may adjust their prices accordingly.
Free consultation of MendelOnline via Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE)
Since January 1, 2014, companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein have been able to consult customs tariffs worldwide, free of charge, by accessing the modular database MendelOnline, which is made available by S-GE. To benefit from this service, companies need to register online.