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Geneva Free Ports & Warehouses Ltd is a Limited Company. The State of Geneva is its principle shareholder.
We operate two sites within 10 minutes of each other, one located at la Praille, the other at Geneva International Airport. Our Company offers two storage regimes to our clients: Free Port or Swiss.
The unique setup of Swiss free ports allows one to store goods in transit, under customs’ control granting temporary postponement of VAT and customs duty payments and thereby improving cash flow. This kind of storage is not limited in time.
Geneva, International City at the crossroads of Europe, is well known for its high standard of business and cultural exchange. Renowned market place for art trade and world capital for jewellery and precious stones auctions, Geneva offers economic and political stability.
Both our sites are located close to the city centre, easily accessible by motorway, rail, air and public transport. An onsite post office and customs’ bureau are to be found at both locations.
Since time immemorial, Geneva's geographical location and accessibility have made it a preferred thoroughfare for trade.
In the 19th century, a place where goods in transit or awaiting distribution in Switzerland could be temporarily stored, exempt from duties and taxes, was much needed. This lead to the creation of the true forerunner of today’s Freeport.
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