Switzerland’s federal structures create strong links between government, business, and civil society. The multilingual country is situated in the heart of Europe, not just geographically but at the intersection of different cultures and is an important transport hub between north and south, east and west.
Liberal Labor Market
Swiss employment law is very liberal and the labor market is subject to very few regulations. There is an active social partnership between employers and trade unions, conflicts being resolved around the negotiating table.
Sound Financial and Capital Market
Switzerland is among the countries with the highest purchasing power in the world. Prices change so moderately that the Swiss franc has become one of the most sought-after currencies for reserve and diversification purposes. Geneva and Zurich are two of the most important financial centers in the world – a success due to a stable framework.
Switzerland’s federal tax system is a model of success, with taxes being set and levied by the federal government, cantons, and municipalities. The most attractive cantons in tax terms are international leaders in terms of both corporate taxes and the tax imposed on highly skilled workers.
Easy Start-Up Process
Companies and individuals can set up a new business quickly and easily. International founders are very welcome and enjoy wide-ranging support; in 2013 around 1 in 3 founders of new companies were non-Swiss.
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