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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…

S-GE Market Research: ICT Industry in Brazil

S-GE Market Research: ICT Industry in Brazil
Brazil is already the fifth biggest Telecom market in the world and the ICT market is expected to grow by 7% in the next years, much more than the Brazilian economy in general. It is a very dynamic and in parts still emerging market that has its fair share of problems. But where problems exist, there is need for solutions, especially the kind of sophisticated solutions that Swiss SME can provide. More…

Switzerland tops new global Human Capital Index

When it comes to investing in people, Switzerland is way ahead of the curve. In a new global ranking by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Switzerland reached first place – ahead of 121 other countries. More…

ETH Zurich ranked best university in continental Europe

ETH Zurich defended its position as the best university in mainland Europe in the latest World University Ranking of Times Higher Education magazine. Like last year, a total of seven Swiss universities are ranked among the top 200. More…

The Federal Government approves civil use of the Payerne airport

The Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) has approved the opening of the Payerne (VD) military airport for civil aviation. According to FOCA, up to 8400 movements per year are possible in a long term view. Mainly business flights are planned. More…

USA Food and Beverage Market Study

USA Food and Beverage Market Study
With total sales of 75 billion US dollars, the USA is the world’s largest market for specialised foodstuffs. 80% of total revenue is generated in the retail industry, and sales are now higher than ever. More…

Switzerland: Also ranked No. 1 as a tourism nation

Switzerland is, in many respects, one of the world's most attractive locations. Time and time again Switzerland receives top marks as a tourism nation as well. For the fifth consecutive year, Switzerland has been ranked first in the 2013 WEF Travel and Competitiveness Report. It was awarded excellent marks primarily in the areas of safety and security, health and hygiene, public transport, tourism infrastructure and environmental sustainability. More…

Success Stories

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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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S-GE Impulse: Food

09. September 2014 - Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

Pacific Alliance Forum

30. September 2014

S-GE Impulse: Latin America Day

21. May 2015 - Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

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Mini Swiss Pavilion @ NPE 2015

23. March 2015 - Orlando
Orlando, United States

SWISS Pavilion @ FEIMAFE 2015

18. May 2015 - São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil

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