Dossier strong Swiss Franc

Practical advice, helpful information and events for internationally active SME in an uncertain currency situation after the lifting of the Franc’s minimum exchange rate to the Euro.

Dossier strong Swiss Franc

The SNB has announced that it is abolishing the minimum exchange rate against the euro.

What does this mean for Swiss SMEs?

The SNB has announced that it is abolishing the minimum exchange rate against the euro.
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Price escalation clauses as an alternative to the strong Swiss franc?

Price escalation clauses as an alternative to the strong Swiss franc?
Following the decision by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to abolish the minimum exchange rate against the euro, one or more exporters have been posing the question of using this instrument, with the result that this issue has been registered by our ExportHelp team. More…

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…

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…

The SNB has announced that it is abolishing the minimum exchange rate against the euro. What does this mean for Swiss SMEs?

Today's announcement by the SNB that it will no longer defend the minimum exchange rate of the franc against the euro is a painful and unsettling decision for the Swiss export industry. More…

Swiss National Bank sets minimum exchange rate at CHF 1.20 per euro

Swiss National Bank sets minimum exchange rate at CHF 1.20 per euro
The current massive overvaluation of the Swiss franc poses an acute threat to the Swiss economy and carries the risk of a deflationary development. More…

How to cope with the strong Swiss Franc?

Find specific events on this issue here over the coming weeks. Get individual advice from our experts and partners.

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

Forum for Swiss Foreign Trade 2015

23. April 2015
Switzerland

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