SME Export Indicator 3rd quarter 2014: Continued optimism

“All sectors of industry are anticipating rising exports in the months ahead.”

SME Export Indicator 3rd quarter 2014: Continued optimism
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Caution required when dealing with unexpected delivery requests from China

Recently, there have again been multiple reports of Swiss companies receiving fraudulent enquiries from alleged prospective customers in China. 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…

New growth drivers for South Korean economy

New growth drivers for South Korean economy
South Korea regularly defines new fast-growing branches in its economy and sectors in which concentrated support is intended to deliver new impetus to the economic growth of the country. South Korea has had extraordinarily good results with this system of selective promotion.  Thirteen new growth drivers have been defined recently. More…

100 "smart cities" for India

100 "smart cities" for India
The new government in India, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, intends to ramp up investment in the country's infrastructure. This will include the construction of 100 "smart cities", the most ambitious undertaking, and the implementation of a "National Energy Policy", which is seen as the most significant project under the plans. More…

5 e-business tips to boost Swiss SME exports

5 e-business tips to boost Swiss SME exports
Thanks to the Internet, both near and distant markets are now much more accessible to small and medium-sized enterprises. At the same time, new digital tools which simplify the management of corporate processes and which can promote them internationally are being launched every day. These five tips show how SMEs can promote their exports digitally and complement their traditional trading patterns. Our “Exporter Demain!” SME forum on 27 August in Lausanne will provide participants with a better insight into this subject and offer SMEs individual advice. More…

Infrastructure: Fuelling the Economy

Infrastructure: Fuelling the Economy
Infrastructure drives the global economy forward in three important ways. First is has to be developed, delivering jobs and growth. Once in place, it is the life blood of any thriving economy. And for it to continue to thrive, infrastructure is in constant need of optimization. These are the three aspects of a long-term objective and, in the ideal conditions, Swiss companies can also reap triple the rewards. Find out more at S-GE-Impulse: Infrastructure. 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…

The next level for Sino-Swiss trade

The next level for Sino-Swiss trade
It was announced at the beginning of this week that the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the People’s Bank of China (PBC) have reached a currency swap agreement, a move that is set to boost investment between the two countries. “It’s great news for the Swiss economy,” said Daniel Küng, CEO of Switzerland Global Enterprise. More…

Success Stories

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    High-quality implants for large bones: epimedical (Switzerland) AG produces medical implants and surgical instruments. With the support of S-GE, sales in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates grew rapidly.
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    The Winterthur-based company – a pioneer in the field of common-rail injection technology for diesel engines – delivers systems for diesel locomotives of the Indian State Railways.

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S-GE Impulse: Food

09. September 2014 - Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

Pacific Alliance Forum

30. September 2014

S-GE Impulse: ICT

05. November 2014 - Luzern
Luzern, Switzerland

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SWISS Pavilion News & Exhibitors

  • SWISS Pavilion @ BIOFACH

    News & Aussteller / News & Exhibitors / Nouveautés & Exposants

  • Mini Swiss Pavilion @ Sial China

    SIAL CHINA is the unique trade show with a mix of 55 % national exhibitors and 45 % international exhibitors. It is a must attend show for the F&B segment enterprise who is looking for its overseas business extension.

    No other show in China provides so many proven opportunities to promote products, build brand awareness and close deals with local trade professionals including prescheduled meetings with top retailers, the Trends and Innovations Area, China’s Wine and Spirits Competition and Cooking Trends Area.

    Over the years, many competitors have tried to copy, to catch up, but none managed to exceed. SIAL CHINA’s vision and execution leaves no wonder behind, but the tune “Another One Bites the Dust”.

  • SWISS Pavilion @ Plastindia

    PLASTINDIA – the leading three-annual event for the plastic and rubber industry for the Indian subcontinent

  • SWISS Pavilion @ Cosmoprof Asia

    Cosmoprof Asia, taking place annually in Hong Kong, is the leading and biggest beauty event in the Asia Pacific region. Overall, hardly any other market grows as the cosmetic market does. In demand are high-quality cosmetics and care products, which consider the latest medical and dermatological findings.

  • Mini Swiss Pavilion @ UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA

    News & Aussteller / News & Exhibitors / Nouveautés & Exposants

  • SWISS Pavilion @ Arab Health

    Die jährlich in Dubai stattfindende Arab Health ist nach der Medica die zweitgrösste Messenfür Medizintechnik, Gesundheit, Pharmazie und Dentaltechnik und die grösste Messe in diesen Bereichen im Mittleren Osten. Seit 40 Jahren bietet sie Zugang zu einem schnell wachsenden und wachstumsstarken Markt. The Arab Health Exhibition and Congress is the largest health care exhibition in the Middle East and the second largest in the world. For nearly 40 years Arab health offers the access to a fast growing and potential-strong market.

  • SWISS Pavilion @ ISM

    Die ISM Köln ist die internationale Süsswaren-Messe und behält ihre Leitfunktion als zentrale Plattform für die internationale Süsswaren- und Knabberartikelwirtschaft.
    Le salon international de la confiserie ISM est le plus grand rendez-vous annuel dédié à la
    confiserie, aux friandises et aux snacks.

  • SWISS Pavilion @ PackTech India

    News & Aussteller / News & Exhibitors / Nouveautés & Exposants

  • SWISS Pavilion @ SIAL Paris

    Le premier salon mondial de l'industrie alimentaire!

    Weltweit bedeutendste Leitmesse der Lebensmittelindustrie!

  • SWISS Pavilion @ Food&HotelAsia (FHA)

    SWISS Pavilion @ Food&HotelAsia (FHA)

SWISS Pavilion trade fairs

SWISS Pavilion @ Pollutec 2014

02. December 2014 - Lyon
Lyon, France

SWISS Pavilion @ Arabplast 2015

10. January 2015 - Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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