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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…

USA - Major Expansion Project at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas

USA - Major Expansion Project at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas
Global Opportunity: The Texas Medical Center (TMC), located in Houston, Texas is the largest medical complex in the world, and has one of the highest densities of clinical facilities for patient care, basic science, and translational research. More…

New hydroelectric power plant for British Columbia

In the Canadian province of British Columbia, hydroelectric power is the most important resource for the production of clean energy. From the summer of 2015, implementation will begin of the ‘Site C Clean Energy Project’ – a further large-scale project that is set to make a significant contribution to energy security in British Columbia. More…

New free trade agreements, new markets, new opportunities

Following the abolition of the minimum exchange rate against the euro, the strong Swiss franc is even stronger and is therefore becoming a substantial problem again, especially for the Swiss export industry. As a consequence, new markets and additional cost-saving opportunities are again being urgently sought. Free trade agreements offer both of these. A study by Switzerland Global Enterprise explains in detail how SMEs can use free trade agreements in a lucrative manner. 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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