FAQ

No, the Swiss Import Promotion Programme does not receive any commission for successful match-making services.

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme is only offering a platform to get in touch with suitable suppliers. All business matters (e.g. samples, pricing, contracts, import documents etc.) need to be clarified with the respective business partner.

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme are able to connect you with trustworthy business partners from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Republic of Macedonia, Nepal, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam.

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme is active in the following sectors:

FOOD: fish & seafood, fruit & vegetables, natural ingredients
NON-FOOD: fashion, furniture and home accessories
TECHNICAL PRODUCTS: industrial subcontracting, software development, technical wood
TOURISM: fair and sustainable tourism

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme is offering you the opportunity to meet suitable suppliers at selected international trade fairs in Europe at the SIPPO Pavilion or at a Country Pavilion, which are organised by local business support organisations. In addition, buying missions will enable you to make valuable business contacts in partner countries and visit the factory facilities of pre-evaluated companies. Furthermore, selling missions offer you a time-saving opportunity to meet suppliers at your own company premises to discuss specific product requirements. 

The services offered by the Swiss Import Promotion Programme are free of charge for importers from the EU, Switzerland and other EFTA countries.

You can contact us by phone or email. Alternatively, visit us at selected international trade fairs in Europe. For more information about the relevant contact details, please visit the respective sector site.

Yes, the Swiss Import Promotion Programme is publishing exhibitor catalogues with company profiles of suitable suppliers on a regular basis.
In addition, you can always contact us directly if you have a specific product request.

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme is offering importers from the EU, Switzerland and other EFTA countries various services including information about new market sources and match-making services to find suitable suppliers of high-quality products from selected partner countries.