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Guatemala: Accession to the free trade agreement between the EFTA and Central America a done deal

The free trade agreement between the EFTA and the Central American countries Costa Rica and Panama, which entered into force on 29 August 2014, is to shortly be extended to include Guatemala as a new member. More…

Switzerland Global Enterprise: Close cooperation with São Paulo

Switzerland Global Enterprise: Close cooperation with São Paulo
Switzerland Global Enterprise (SGE) and Investe SP signed an MoU on 10.11.2014, aimed to strengthen commercial links between Switzerland and the most developed Brazilian State. The ceremony took place at Invest SP headquarters in São Paulo/Brazil, where Mr. Emínio Lucci – Managing Director at Investe SP –, received Chris Watts – Regional Director for Americas at SGE –, Thomas Först – Swiss Business Hub (SBH) Brazil Director –; as well as André Leal – SBH Brazil Business Development Manager. More…

US Customs: Electronic clearance via ACE to become mandatory

US Customs: Electronic clearance via ACE to become mandatory
As of 1 October 2016, all of the necessary data for cross-border movements of goods (imports to and exports from the USA) is to be processed in the USA via the ACE electronic clearance system, which was commissioned by US Customs several years ago and which has gradually been updated since then. The mandatory use of the system will be introduced in three stages as of May 2015: More…

Swiss households enjoy the world’s highest level of wealth

Global wealth has reached its all-time high with 251,200 Billion Swiss Francs. Switzerland is again leading the ranking of average per capita wealth. More…

Canada’s cities accelerating expansion of local public transport

Canada’s cities accelerating expansion of local public transport
Canada's rapidly growing large cities, namely Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Calgary, have (re)discovered that expanding local public transport is the best way to counter the threat of total gridlock. In Toronto alone, the equivalent of CHF 17 billion is to be invested in new commuter train and underground train lines in the next few years. And the other cities are splashing out too. More…

Chile: New infrastructure plan with lofty goals

Chile: New infrastructure plan with lofty goals
Chile wants to intensify the development of the country’s infrastructure in the coming years. According to a recently published infrastructure plan, a sum of approximately USD 28 billion is to be invested in new projects by 2021. More…

Free Trade Agreement between EFTA and Costa Rica and Panama: how Swiss companies can benefit

Free Trade Agreement between EFTA and Costa Rica and Panama: how Swiss companies can benefit
The free trade agreement (FTA) between EFTA and the Central American states, Costa Rica and Panama, which enters into force on 29 August 2014 for Switzerland and Liechtenstein, will bring lower customs duties for Swiss exporters, but not right away. The FTA will only pay off fully in approximately 10 years. A study by Switzerland Global Enterprise estimates that the annual savings will be 4 to 5 million CHF as of 2024. More…

EFTA-Central America Free Trade Agreement set to enter into force on August 29

EFTA-Central America Free Trade Agreement set to enter into force on August 29
The free trade agreement between EFTA and the two Central American countries Costa Rica and Panama will come into force on August 29 for Switzerland and Liechtenstein, as announced by EFTA. More…

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    Perforating and fibrillating: Burckhardt of Switzerland AG aimed to boost its sales of perforating rollers for plastics processing in the USA. With the support of the Swiss Business Hub, a distributor and other representatives were found.

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23. - 27. March 2015 - Orlando
Orlando, United States

SWISS Pavilion @ FEIMAFE 2015

18. - 23. May 2015 - São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil

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Philadelphia, United States

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