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Saudi Arabia: barcodes for medical products

Saudi Arabia: barcodes for medical products
In Saudi Arabia, all medical products which have to be registered with the Saudi health authority now have to be provided with a barcode. 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…

10 Saudi mega projects

10 Saudi mega projects
There are still many construction projects taking place in Saudi Arabia. And as is so often the case, the Saudis are not economizing. More than 80 mega projects are planned by 2030. Some are already being realized. The minimum spend per project is $1 billion. Here is an overview of the 10 major projects: 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…

Saudi Arabia: electronic advance notification for consignments from particular countries

Saudi Arabia: electronic advance notification for consignments from particular countries
Saudi Arabia has launched a new online service for foreign exporters. The service, which is called Exportal, is intended to simplify and help to accelerate the customs processing of consignments from abroad by notifying them in advance electronically. For the time being at least, advance notification via Exportal is not yet mandatory for consignments from Switzerland. 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…

Focus

Country Information Saudi Arabia

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

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Events

S-GE Impulse: Gulf States

08. September 2015 - Lucerne
Lucerne, Switzerland

SWISS Pavilion trade fairs

SWISS Pavilion @ Gulfood 2016

21. - 25. February 2016 - Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Imports to Switzerland 2013
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Precision instruments, watches and jewellery106'220'298
Chemicals and associated products24'578'827
Precious metals, precious and semi-precious stones5'675'731

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