Project for the modernisation and digitalisation of the Federal Customs Administration. The name is a combination of Dazi, the Rhaeto-Romanic word for customs, and T for transformation.

Source: YouTube, Federal Office for Customs and Border Security


Digitalisation does not stop at customs. That is why the customs administration will be made fit for the future by 2026.

Due to DaziT, the competitiveness of Switzerland as a business location will be strengthened and border security will be increased for the benefit of the population, the economy and the state.

Among other things, the assessment and control processes will be simpler, more consistent and fully digitalised. The new goods traffic system Passar will replace the current customs applications e-dec and NCTS.

The main focuses of the transformation project DaziT are


  • Uniform and integrated processes for import, export and transit New processes for new involved customs parties (importers, industry, carriers)
  • Various accesses to FOCSBS systems B2B (interfaces), ePortal and mobile applications (apps)
  • Digital documents
  • Unified system (uniform master data and data structures, data exchange via XML, communication via web services, email)


  • Complex project planning (FOCBS, IT service providers, involved parties in customs matters (forwarders, importers, exporters ...)
  • Short transition phase at the start of the new application
  • Fix deadline for launch
  • New types of involved parties in customs matters become part of the processes
  • New customs processes require new integration processes (internal IT systems)
  • Investments in software development (IT service provider) and in software implementation/integration (involved parties in customs matters)
  • Training, know-how
  • New hardware and software required for customs operators (e.g. smartphone/tablet for drivers)

Organisational refinement

The organisational refinement includes

  • New job profile
  • New organisation
  • Cultural transformation
  • Uniform appearance

Revision of the customs law

The digitalisation and standardisation of the new processes and systems require the adjustment of the current legal basis. The current Customs Act will be simplified and adjusted to the new processes. This includes three main changes:

  1. new framework law: simplification and standardisation of all processes in duty levying and the control of the cross-border movement of goods and persons by the FOCSB.
  2. Reduction of the current customs law to a pure remission of duties: regulation of customs duties, customs duty assessment and penalties for violations.
  3. Adaptation of tax and non-tax decrees

Goals of the law revision

  • Simplification and harmonisation of customs and duty procedures
  • Standardized services for non-tariff decrees
  • Uniform basis for risk analysis, control and prosecution
  • end-to-end digitalisation
  • Adjustment to digitalisation of data processing
  • Task-oriented organisation

New customs process

The new customs process

  • is completely digital
  • is simple and cost-effective
  • enables effective control


Impact of the new customs process on  economy


Topics Impact
Duties and tariffs
  • no change
Declerations/ Provisions for goods
  • Selection remains
  • Simplification of regulations
Simplification and exemptions
  • no change
  • Automated
  • contactless border crossing
Customs warehouse
  • standardisation of warehouse types
Simplification of assessment process
  • downstream assessment
  • consignment-related periodic assessment
  • uniform deadlines
  • objection procedure / Automation

The leading software for efficient e-dec customs clearance.

Learn more!