Private citizens who directly import a new car are classified as small importers. They have the option of importing their vehicle via a CO2 exchange. In this way they can reduce any required penalty payments and benefit from a bonus that applies to the private import of efficient vehicles.
Links to the application forms for registration as a provisional large-scale importer and for emissions pools are listed under "Forms and fact sheets".
Small and private importers are required to have the CO2 emissions certified by the Swiss Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) before they can register their vehicle(s). The same applies to large-scale importers who want to register vehicles without type approval. The application form for certification, plus more detailed information concerning the procedure for the import and registration of vehicles, can be obtained from the FEDRO website.