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Custom fees and importation taxes (such as the VAT of the destination country) are collected by customs via the transporter and are at the customer’s charge.
Galerie 1 2 3 is not responsible for any delays due to customs controls and for the payment of theses fees.


Terms of sale and customs taxes:

European Economic Community :
As Switzerland is not part of the European Economic Union, EEC customs tax importations (VAT) will be applied according to the custom regulations of each EU country. VAT, taxes and any declaration costs are at the buyer’s expense.

VAT reduced by 5% applies in some cases for art objects over 100 years old.
Newer objects are subject to French VAT. VAT and possible import costs are at the buyer’s charge.

United Kingdom :
United Kingdom customs usually taxes imports of works of art (originals made before 1973) for up to 5% of the value of the work.
Galerie 1 2 3 will issue a tax declaration according to this. VAT and possible import costs are at the buyer’s charge.

The United States of America does not tax artworks on import.
US customs will ask the buyer (the importer) to provide his registration/identification number for clearance, such as his Social Security Number or his Federal Identification Number (EIN, SSN, GST, RFC) in accordance with the Home Land Security Law. For a value over USD $2500, a declaration form provided directly by the carrier (Fedex) will be required to be completed by the buyer. For example, Fedex apply a clearance fee of about USD $30, at the customer’s charge.
American states may apply the local State Tax. These taxes, if any, are at the buyer’s expense.


We ship to 50 countries, through our new automatic billing of shipping costs.

All of our consignments are professionally packed and, if sent by fedex. insured up to their delivery

We use Fed Ex or Swisspost, depending on the format and the country of destination.

Packaging is also included in the price.
The posters are sent in reinforced tubes, together with their certificate, invoice and customs documents.
You will also receive a shipment notice and a tracking number.


Would you like your poster to be mounted ?

If your order does not include backing, we can offer you the following choice:

  • To receive your order without mounting as ordered, or
  • To have your poster mounted in our restauration studio at a preferential additional cost according to the format of the poster.

This will take around 2 weeks.