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Saudi Arabia increases official fees for trade marks

Saudi Arabia increases official fees for trade marks
Official fees for trade mark applications, renewals and recordals of licenses increase effective on 29 September 2016. Fees for changes of name, changes of address and assignments remain the same. There is a new official fee for filing a trade mark opposition. More…

Food market in GCC: Swiss SMEs score points in the premium food segment

Food market in GCC: Swiss SMEs score points in the premium food segment
The quality expectations for Swiss food products are high in the Gulf countries. Philipp Straehl has been living in Dubai for over 10 years and knows the challenges of the market exactly. He has been helping Swiss SMEs gain foothold in the Middle East and Africa for just as long. More…

Introduction of value-added tax (VAT) planned in the Arabian Gulf states

Introduction of value-added tax (VAT) planned in the Arabian Gulf states
In the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the subject of introducing value-added tax has been on the table for quite some time. The project now appears to be taking real shape. The new tax is to be introduced at the beginning of 2018 or 2019. More…

EFTA-GCC Free Trade Agreement How to correctly fill out EUR.1

EFTA-GCC Free Trade Agreement How to correctly fill out EUR.1
Anyone who does not fill out the EUR.1 movement certificate correctly can expect to have problems in the future with customs in GCC countries. Qatar, at least, has announced that it will introduce stricter criteria. More…

Harmonization of trademark protection rights in the GCC

Harmonization of trademark protection rights in the
GCC
The Gulf States have agreed on a unified brand protection law. The introduction was scheduled for the end of December 2015 but has not yet taken place in all GCC States. More…

Review: S-GE Impulse: Gulf States, September 8, 2015

Thank you for having been part of the event «S-GE Imuplse: Gulf States» on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Over 100 participants joined the event at the Verkehrshaus in Lucerne and we sincerely hope that the people and businesses you got to know during those hours opened new doors and business opportunities for you. More…

Arab Gulf states set to introduce VAT?

Arab Gulf states set to introduce VAT?
The price of oil is falling and the government spending is rising. What is to be done? Usher in some new taxes, perhaps? There has been talk from the Gulf States about such a move. More…

Movement of goods with GCC: avoid misunderstandings

Movement of goods with GCC: avoid misunderstandings
It is advisable to correctly complete the EUR 1 movement certificate. The Swiss Customs Administration is reminding exporters that this also applies to goods traffic with the Gulf States. More…

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Country Information Bahrain

Country Information Bahrain
Useful addresses for Swiss companies who have dealings with Bahrain. Tips for everyday business and social life in Bahrain. Laws and regulations to be observed in trade with Bahrain. More…

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Exports from Switzerland 2015
CHF
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery85'106'917
Agricultural and forestry products, fishery70'800'469
Machinery, units, electronics44'925'762
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CHF
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