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Cross-border pizza trade cut into pieces

Switzerland’s frugal pizza lovers have had their hopes dashed for a special rule that would have allowed them to keep ordering cheaper pizza delivery from neighbouring Germany.  Pizzas delivered from Germany must pass full customs inspections, Swiss customs authorities have decided, drawing ire from German business representatives. The regional chamber of commerce for the Swiss-German border region in Germany‘s Baden-Württemberg state last week announced that talks with Swiss authorities on finding an unbureaucratic solution to this problem had failed. The previous system had prompted businesses across the border to offer deals targeting Swiss customers, a spokesman for the customs office said.  The strong Swiss franc has prompted Swiss bargain hunters to cross the border in search of cheaper goods in neighbouring Germany and France.  The Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Hochrhein-Bodensee, a German region that borders Switzerland, had lobbied for an ... Show more

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