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SIPPO services for importers

Looking for new products? Difficulty finding trustworthy suppliers? You’ve come to the right place! The Swiss Import Promotion Programme connects importers from the European Union, Switzerland and other EFTA countries with suitable suppliers from selected partner countries and keeps them abreast of current trends and innovative products with high market potential in Europe.

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme is offering you the following services:

Direct matchmaking services via email or phone

  • Network of trustworthy suppliers from 13 partner countries
  • A large database for quick access to new products
  • Contacts with decision makers from governments and official authorities: business support organisations, chambers of commerce and other international partners

Trade fairs

  • SIPPO and country pavilions at selected trade fairs in Europe provide you with the platform to meet with suitable suppliers from our partner countries and to evaluate their products
  • Sector specialists and external consultants with excellent market and product know-how

Buying & selling missions

  • Meetings organised with producers, and on-site factory visits
  • Explore: Buying missions to partner countries allow you to meet suppliers, visit their manufacturing facilities and evaluate their potential to meet your requirements
  • Save time: During our selling missions you are able to meet suppliers at your company to discuss specific product requirements


  • Market information, studies and publications on individual sectors and products

Would you like to know more?

Contact us directly via phone or email or visit us at international trade fairs around Europe for meetings with pre-evaluated suppliers from our partner countries.You can also subscribe to our newsletter to stay in touch with the Swiss Import Promotion Programme and receive information about new market sources.

Mandate for Swiss Import Promotion Programme SIPPO expires

The current mandate of Switzerland Global Enterprise for the Swiss Import Promotion Programme SIPPO of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO expires on December 31, 2016. SECO has transferred the contract for a new SIPPO mandate from 2017 to another contractor. This is the result of a public call for tenders on the part of SECO.
The 14-strong team at S-GE which has looked after the SIPPO to date will be broken up. S-GE deeply regrets this decision.
SMEs amenable to promotion, interested business support organizations or importers in search of new suppliers should contact Swisscontact from 2017.
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