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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Strong franc: how companies can face the challenge head-on

In an opinion piece for the Handelszeitung today, Daniel Küng, CEO S-GE, described the effects that the strong franc would have on SMEs and what measures they could take. More…

Chocolate for the rising stars

Chocolate for the rising stars
The growing middle classes of many emerging economies can afford more then ever before, including indulging in the occasional treat.  Against this backdrop, chocolate is gaining in popularity. Barry Callebaut – the world’s largest manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – understands this trend. Vice Chairman of the company and keynote speaker at this year’s foreign trade forum, Jürgen B. Steinemann, comments on the best strategies for winning markets in the up-and-coming economies. More…

Abolition of the minimum exchange rate against the euro: zero growth threatening exports

Following the abolition of the euro lower limit, growth forecasts for the Swiss economy are being corrected downwards on all sides. This is also true of Credit Suisse which, although it is not expecting a recession in its recently published article on the effects of the continually strengthening franc, is assuming that growth will be halved and even fears that growth will stop for the Swiss export industry. More…

Calculating origin without the minimum exchange rate against the euro: what needs to be considered

Calculating origin without the minimum exchange rate against the euro: what needs to be considered
A strong Swiss franc without a minimum exchange rate against the euro is a hefty burden for the Swiss export industry. There are only a few benefits, although it is true that the origin criteria can be more easily fulfilled with a strong Swiss franc. However, a higher exchange rate volatility is not without risks when it comes to calculating origin. More…

Strong franc becoming even stronger: what should be done? Five tips for export-oriented SMEs

Strong franc becoming even stronger: what should be done? Five tips for export-oriented SMEs
Following the abolition of the minimum exchange rate against the euro, the Swiss franc has appreciated sharply against the euro. At the present time, there is practically exchange rate parity. This is hitting the Swiss export economy hard. In particular, SMEs are more dependent than ever on assistance with export issues. As part of the range of services it offers, Switzerland Global Enterprise will take greater account of the exchange rate situation and the impact of this on export-oriented SMEs. The basis of this are five recommendations on how SMEs can effectively tackle the strong franc. 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…

Growth Opportunities for Swiss Medical Device Companies in Japan

Japan is the world’s second largest market for medical technology products. With the world’s fastest aging society, the Japanese market is a very attractive and promising market for Swiss companies which are willing to invest long term. 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…

Trade Industries and Associations

review of Swiss industry associations. More…

Success Stories

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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.

Events

Export Dialogue: Morocco – opportunities for Swiss companies

06. February 2015 - Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Swiss – Dutch Innovation Matchmaking Event

02. - 03. March 2015 - Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

S-GE Impulse: Life Science

14. April 2015 - Basel
Basel, Switzerland

SWISS Pavilion trade fairs

SWISS Pavilion @ Techtextil 2015

04. - 07. May 2015 - Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany

Mini Swiss Pavilion @ Africa Health 2015

05. - 07. May 2015 - Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

SWISS Pavilion @ IDEF 2015

05. - 08. May 2015 - Istanbul
Istanbul , Turkey

SWISS Pavilion News & Exhibitors

  • 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 @ BIO International Convention

    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

  • SWISS Pavilion @ BIOTECHNICA

    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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