GO! - the foreign trade magazine

How exporting Swiss SMEs succeed in planning, construction and maintenance of infrastructure projects (in GER and FR only).

GO! - the foreign trade magazine

South Korea – Driver of Innovations and Technologies

South Korea has proven quick in adapting to new technologies and supportive of innovations, offering huge business opportunities for Swiss companies.

South Korea – Driver of Innovations and Technologies

SME Export Indicator Q4 2014: USA remains the growth engine

Export sentiment among Swiss SMEs heading into Q4 2014 is a bit less optimistic than it was at the start of the prior quarter.

SME Export Indicator Q4 2014: USA remains the growth engine

Foreign Trade Vademecum 2014

The Vademecum comprises facts & figures on Swiss foreign trade (exports and imports) as well as on the worldwide trade in goods and services. The handy reference book offers data on worldwide foreign direct investments as well as on Switzerland Global Enterprise’s official network abroad.

Foreign Trade Vademecum 2014

Import formalities for more than 100 countries

The “Import formalities" module is an extremely useful addition to the customs data available to Swiss and Liechtenstein companies on MendelOnline. In particular, it is extremely easy to use and features detailed information which is presented in a clear and practical manner.

Import formalities for more than 100 countries
Official Program http://www.s-ge.com/global/invest
Principal Partnerhttp://www.serv-ch.com/
Strategic Partners http://xlgroup.com/insurance/global/switzerlandhttp://www.dhl.ch http://www.pwc.chhttp://www.bisnode.ch
Premium Partner https://www.credit-suisse.com/ch/de/unternehmen/kmugrossunternehmen/

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The 2015 Forum for Swiss Foreign Trade and Investment: the rising middle class in emerging markets – a blessing for Swiss export

The 2015 Forum for Swiss Foreign Trade and Investment: the rising middle class in emerging markets – a blessing for Swiss export
There are increasing numbers of consumers who can afford more and more in the emerging markets. Additional groups of customers are therefore opening up for Swiss companies. Will the rising middle class be a new mainstay for the Swiss export industry? Particularly in view of the strong Swiss franc. And how can these potential new customers best be exploited? Renowned speakers and experts will discuss these and other topical issues concerning international business at the 2015 Forum for Swiss Foreign Trade and Investment. Interesting discussions are guaranteed. More…

Hot Spots for Biotech

Hot Spots for Biotech
The life sciences industry is booming and offers excellent prospects. However, there is also a great deal of pressure on innovation and internationalization in this industry. It is no wonder that importance is attached to locations which have attractive framework conditions and good links to the international economy. Three of the world’s most renowned hot spots for biotech will be giving presentations at S-GE’s Life Sciences impulse event. The event will also address the export potential for the industry and what a company needs to bring with it, in order to be successful internationally. More…

China: stricter import regulations for animal feed

China has tightened up the import regulations for feedstuffs and additives in animal feeds. The Swiss Business Hub China has produced a guide to the key points which need to be observed on exporting animal feed to China. More…

Indian government launches eBiz portal as a one-stop shop for setting up new companies

The Indian government has launched a government-to-business portal which offers 11 services from six different ministries and agencies under one URL. More…

“Swissness” paying off – including in Poland

It is true that the strong Swiss franc is making Swiss exports more expensive, but they are proving to be no less popular with foreign clients thanks to their “Swissness”. The Swiss seal of quality enjoys a great deal of kudos everywhere, representing as it does the highest levels of product quality and service, for which consumers are willing to pay a little more. This is also true of Poland, as demonstrated by a survey carried out by the University of St. Gallen. More…

How our clients are dealing with the strong Swiss franc: advice and examples

How our clients are dealing with the strong Swiss franc: advice and examples
A few weeks have passed now since the Swiss franc was significantly appreciated again, making many Swiss export products more expensive. Since then, the consultants of S-GE, the initial contacts for all matters relating to internationalization, have had an opportunity to speak to many exporters. Over 150 companies have used our information services and would like to adapt their international strategy. And how are they going about this? Here is an overview of the most effective measures: More…

Swiss firms prevail in Japan cosmetics market

Swiss firms prevail in Japan cosmetics market
Make-up removal, washing, cleaning, moisturizing, lotion applying, brightening! Six, seven different products are used by Japanese women in their daily skin care. No wonder that Japan has the highest per capita usage of skin care products. Thus, the Japanese cosmetics market is also attractive for foreign producers. The Swiss Business Hub Japan has developed some suggestions for the entry into this market 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…

Trade Industries and Associations

review of Swiss industry associations. More…

Success Stories

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    Tinext SA in Morbio Inferiore (TI) offers system integration, service and cloud services and has entered the Middle Eastern market.
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    RepRisk opens a branch in Manila. Switzerland Global Enterprise helped the company to search for a location in Asia and also find highly qualified employees.
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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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    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.


S-GE Impulse: Life Science

14. April 2015 - Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Business Mission to Uzbekistan

21. - 24. April 2015 - Tashkent, Samarkand, Angren
Tashkent, Samarkand, Angren, Uzbekistan

Forum for Swiss Foreign Trade 2015

23. April 2015 - Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

SWISS Pavilion trade fairs

SWISS Pavilion @ Machtool 2015

09. - 12. June 2015 - Poznan
Poznan, Poland

SWISS Pavilion @ Paris Air Show, Salon Int. de l'aéronautique et de l'espace 2015

15. - 21. June 2015 - Le Bourget, Paris
Le Bourget, Paris, France

SWISS Pavilion @ BIO International Convention 2015

15. - 18. June 2015 - Philadelphia
Philadelphia, United States

SWISS Pavilion News & Exhibitors

  • SWISS Pavilion @ BIO International Convention

    News & Aussteller / News & Exhibitors / Nouveautés & Exposants

  • The personal approach to partnerships
    The food sector owes its existence to products that can be seen, felt and tasted. Here, the sector is supported by Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) through trade fairs and trade missions. Jonas Spahn, food specialist at S-GE, gives an overview of the most important showcase opportunities in 2015.
  • SWISS Pavilion @ BIOFACH

    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 @ Arabplast

    Arabplast – the leading bi-annual event for the plastic and rubber industry for the Arab region

  • SWISS Pavilion @ FEIMAFE

    15th International Machine Tools and Integrated Manufacturing Systems Trade Fair
    São Paulo, 18 – 23 May 2015

  • SWISS Pavilion @ Anuga

    ANUGA 2015


    BIOTECHNICA - Europe's No.1 Event for Biotechnology, Life Sciences and Lab Technology

  • 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.

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