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Russia: transition phase for conformity documents according to GOST standards now ended

Numerous new Technical Regulations came into force in the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on 13 February 2013. There was a transition period of two years for conformity documents according to GOST standards. This period expired on 15 March. Since then, the new Technical Regulations have applied in (almost) all cases. More…

Swiss Pilot Project in Russia: ‘Catalysts for Urban Transformations’

‘Catalysts for Urban Transformations’ (CUT) is a pilot project in Russia elaborated by a Swiss consortium for urban development. More…

Swiss households enjoy the world’s highest level of wealth

Global wealth has reached its all-time high with 251,200 Billion Swiss Francs. Switzerland is again leading the ranking of average per capita wealth. More…

Energy Efficiency in the Russian Industry

The state policy on energy efficiency began to develop only in 2008 in Russia. The government approved a state energy efficiency improvement program 2020. The Russian authorities are eager to develop the legislation process further. There are already some tools for the support of companies implementing the energy efficient solutions in the industry. Swiss companies can also take advantage of the existing tools in order to promote their cleantech technologies in Russia. 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…

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…


Country Information Russia

Country Information Russia
Useful addresses for Swiss companies who have dealings with Russia. Information and advice on everyday business and social life in Russia. Laws and requirements to be observed when trading with Russia. Overview of the major branches of the economy in Russia. More…

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15. September 2015 - Winterthur
Winterthur, Switzerland

SWISS Pavilion News & Exhibitors

Exports from Switzerland 2013
Chemicals and associated products1'086'430'029
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery604'258'203
Machinery, units, electronics562'190'353
Imports to Switzerland 2013
Chemicals and associated products271'171'131
Precious metals, precious and semi-precious stones238'371'504
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery73'861'182

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