Common Tariff 4i

Pursuant to Common Tariff 4i, the obligation to pay a levy applies to all of the following:


•    all types of smart cards and hard discs built into audio or video recording devices where such devices are marketed mainly for recording and playing protected works and services (e.g. MP3 player, DVD recorders with built-in hard discs or multimedia server);

•    digital storage space in smartphones and tablets

•    and digital storage media delivered to consumers together with any such devices.


Levy rates

For storage space in audio recording devices

•    up to and including 4 GB       CHF 0.6300 per GB
•    up to and including 8 GB       CHF 0.5720 per GB
•    up to and including 16 GB     CHF 0.3320 per GB
•    up to and including 32 GB     CHF 0.2552 per GB
•    32 GB and over                     CHF 0.1992 per GB

For storage space in video recording devices

•    up to and including 250 GB     CHF 0.085 per GB
•    up to and including  1 TB        CHF 0.050 per GB
•    up to and including  2 TB        CHF 0.030 per GB
•    2 TB and over                         CHF 0.020 per GB


For storage space in smartphones

•    up to and including 4 GB         CHF 0.108 per GB
•    up to and including 8 GB         CHF 0.090 per GB
•    up to and including 16 GB       CHF 0.072 per GB
•    up to and including 32 GB       CHF 0.063 per GB
•    up to and including 64 GB       CHF 0.052 per GB
•    up to and including 128 GB     CHF 0.050 per GB

For storage space in tablets

•    up to and including 16 GB        CHF 0.1375 per GB
•    up to and including 32 GB        CHF 0.1100 per GB
•    up to and including 64 GB        CHF 0.0920 per GB
•    up to and including 128 GB      CHF 0.0900 per GB

The levies do not include VAT, if any, which is payable additionally at the applicable rate.


After import/delivery  


Manufacturers and importers are required to provide SUISA with all requisite invoicing information including, in particular, the following indications broken down per category of carrier:

•    the number of produced or imported blank carriers with the relevant storage capacity;
•    the number of produced or imported audio and video recording devices;
•    the number of blank media carriers exported – indicating storage capacity – and the number of audio and video recording devices exported (with a copy of the corresponding customs documents).

Unless otherwise agreed, such data and documents must be communicated on a monthly basis, no later than 20 days after the end of each month.


Follow-up procedure 
 

After receiving the declaration form, SUISA will prepare the invoice based on the movements in the blank storage media subject to the levy in the declaration period.


Related issues

Tariffs
Common Tariff 4i
(pdf, 29 KB)

Levy for digital storage media integrated in devices

Contact for clients

Please contact Pascal Dubach for any further information

pascal.dubach@suisa.ch

+41 44 485 66 17


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