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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…

Kuwait alluring foreign investors

Kuwait alluring foreign investors
With the entry of 2015, Kuwait has put in force a law encouraging foreign investors to grab promising business opportunities in this oil-rich Arab Gulf country.  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…

Rapid expansion of the railways in the Arab Gulf States

Rapid expansion of the railways in the Arab Gulf States
The Arab Gulf States are currently investing more in railways than anywhere else in the world, with $36 billion having been invested in rail projects in 2013 alone. An overview of the current projects has been compiled by the Swiss Business Hub GCC (in English). More…

New momentum for green building in the Gulf states

New momentum for green building in the Gulf states
It has taken a while, but green building has finally arrived in the Gulf states. And so successfully, that the first supply bottlenecks are already imminent. In other words, this is a market with considerable growth potential. More…

Investments - Kuwait

Investment protection agreement Switzerland - Kuwait. More…

Taxes / VAT - Kuwait

Double taxation agreement between Switzerland and Kuwait. More…


Country Information Kuwait

Country Information Kuwait
Useful addresses for Swiss companies who have dealings with Kuwait. Tips for everyday business and social life in Kuwait. Laws and regulations to be observed in trade with Kuwait. Overview of the major business sectors. More…

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Exports from Switzerland 2013
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery175'578'320
Chemicals and associated products130'936'582
Machinery, units, electronics44'589'560
Imports to Switzerland 2013
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery16'371'669
Machinery, units, electronics4'538'555
Precious metals, precious and semi-precious stones3'283'414

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Swiss Business Hub Gulf States (GCC), Office Kuwait
c/o Embassy of Switzerland, Ziad Tarakji
Block 2, Street 1, House No. 122
+965 2534 0172
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