Supervisory activities at free ports and open customs warehouses

Federal Customs Administration (today Federal Office for Customs and Border Security)

Key facts

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (FCA) examined the follow-up to the recommendations of its report on the supervisory activities carried out by the Federal Customs Administration (FCA) at free ports and open customs warehouses. These warehouses are used to store goods temporarily before they are sent to their final destination. Customs duties and other taxes are not collected until the goods are cleared through customs. In 2018, 194 open customs warehouses and seven free ports were in operation, while there were 245 open customs warehouses and ten free ports in 2014.