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All over the world: market opportunities thanks to the rising middle class

By 2030, the new global middle class will number 3 billion people more than today. Their incomes are rising, their spending is growing. We have compiled an overview of the specific market opportunities and the network which Swiss companies can tap, in order to gain more than just a foothold. More…

4th largest city in the state of São Paulo wants to renew and expand its public cycling system and needs suppliers!

4th largest city in the state of São Paulo wants to renew and expand its public cycling system and needs suppliers!
Global Opportunity: The City of Sorocaba in the State of São Paulo is looking for companies to support the city with the implementation of its public bicycle system. There are opportunities for Swiss companies offerting the installation, operation and maintenance services for public bicycle stations. More…

Hot Spots for Biotech

Hot Spots for Biotech
The life sciences industry is booming and offers excellent prospects. However, there is also a great deal of pressure on innovation and internationalization in this industry. It is no wonder that importance is attached to locations which have attractive framework conditions and good links to the international economy. Three of the world’s most renowned hot spots for biotech will be giving presentations at S-GE’s Life Sciences impulse event. The event will also address the export potential for the industry and what a company needs to bring with it, in order to be successful internationally. More…

US Congress hacks away at Medical Device Tax

Two bipartisan bills to abolish the Medical Device Excise Tax were simultaneously introduced in the US Congress in January. More…

Caribbean: Harmonized customs regulations in the home stretch

Caribbean: Harmonized customs regulations in the home stretch
Following 12 years of preparatory work and negotiations on the comprehensive harmonization of customs regulations, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) is looking to get things right and successfully conclude the effort this February and March. More…

Swiss products highly rated in the US

Swiss products highly rated in the US
In the United States, “Swiss Made” is in demand as never before. Over the last 20 years, Swiss exports to the United States increased by 6.6% per year, and in 2014 reached a volume of CHF 25.9 billion. With strong economic growth in the United States, demand for Swiss products is set to continue to rise in 2015. This is good news for the export economy, which is currently suffering as a result of the strong Swiss Franc. According to forecasts from CS, the dollar in particular is anticipated to undergo a revaluation of just under 11% over the course of this year. More…

Canada: Greater Montreal to invest heavily in development of its public transportation system

Canada: Greater Montreal to invest heavily in development of its public transportation system
Global Opportunity: $17 billion will be invested into public transport in the period between 2010 and 2020 to increase the capacity of the provided services, improve the effectiveness and accessibility of the regional public transit system and reduce its environmental impact. More…

Brazil increases import duties

Brazil has announced a temporary increase in the social security contributions PIS/PASEP (Programa de Integração Social/Programa de Formação do Patrimônio do Servidor Público) and COFINS (Contribuição para o Financiamento da Seguridade Social), which also impacts the import of goods. 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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