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Here you will find studies and reports regarding various sectors as well as Switzerland’s competitiveness.

Unsaddled by European-style labor regulations or employer obligations, with a highly stable economy, Switzerland is the world-leader for business competitiveness and innovation. Our excellent infrastructure, first-class education and healthcare, high quality of life and competitive tax system provide all the more reasons for companies to settle in Switzerland.

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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…

USA Food and Beverage Market Study

USA Food and Beverage Market Study
With total sales of 75 billion US dollars, the USA is the world’s largest market for specialised foodstuffs. 80% of total revenue is generated in the retail industry, and sales are now higher than ever. 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…

Post-it manufacturer 3M to open centre of excellence in Switzerland

The U.S. technology group 3M is relocating 250 jobs from abroad to Switzerland, where it is planning to establish a centre of excellence for production and requirements planning for the global post-it manufacturer in Burgdorf in the Canton of Berne. Felix Thun-Hohenstein, CEO of 3M (Switzerland), told the media that the decision to relocate to the Canton of Berne is a tribute to Switzerland’s competitiveness. More…

Eleven Tactical Issues for USA Market Penetration

The key to successfully entering the US market is to gain an understanding about how to overcome US market resistance, avoid making critical strategic and tactical errors, demonstrate commitment to the market, and develop relationships and establish trust with the Americans. More…

Innovation centre Switzerland: In Europe the unrivalled No. 1

Innovation centre Switzerland: In Europe the unrivalled No. 1
Switzerland is Europe’s top address for innovation. In the European Commission’s current Innovation Union Scoreboard, Switzerland once again outperformed the EU member states. More…


Country Information USA

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

Success Stories

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    Perforating and fibrillating: Burckhardt of Switzerland AG aimed to boost its sales of perforating rollers for plastics processing in the USA. With the support of the Swiss Business Hub, a distributor and other representatives were found.

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SWISS Pavilion News & Exhibitors

SWISS Pavilion trade fairs

SWISS Pavilion @ BIO International Convention 2014

23. June 2014 - San Diego
San Diego, United States

Mini Swiss Pavilion @ NPE 2015

23. March 2015 - Orlando
Orlando, United States
Exports from Switzerland 2013
Chemicals and associated products4'195'379'178
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery2'111'878'850
Machinery, units, electronics1'340'227'447
Imports to Switzerland 2013
Chemicals and associated products11'500'347'286
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery5'741'270'391
Machinery, units, electronics2'913'179'669

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