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«Trade Barriers Briefing»: active monitoring of trading obligations in your export markets

Do you want to keep abreast of new product requirements and trade policy measures in your active export markets? Then use our new digital tool!

«Trade Barriers Briefing»: active monitoring of trading obligations in your export markets

Whether it be new safety standards, hygiene regulations, certification obligations, import duties or state subsidies to local producers: All over the world, governments are constantly introducing new product requirements, regulations and measures that can have a positive or negative impact on Swiss exports. In view of the flood of information, diversity of sources and language barriers, it is becoming increasingly difficult for SMEs in particular to maintain an overview.

To support Swiss SMEs, S-GE has developed the Trade Barriers Briefing in cooperation with the University of St. Gallen. It enables exporting SMEs to keep abreast of new product standards as well as export-relevant government measures and regulations in their active export markets in way that is relevant to their sector and products.

The data is collected, evaluated and processed by Prof. Dr. Simon Evenett and his Global Trade Alert team. It covers the period from January 1, 2017.

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Does the tool help you with your export activities? Do you have any suggestions for improvements? Your feedback via the following two-minute questionnaire will help us to further develop the tool and tailor it to your needs.

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Do you have questions about individual standards or measures in your target markets?

Our ExportHelp team is your first point of contact for administrative export issues of all kinds. They will also provide you with the right expert contacts should things get more complex.

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The tool is easy to use

  1. First choose your export market, your industry and your product via HS code
  2. The tool will now list all new relevant technical (New Technical Norm) and health standards (New Health Standard), which your export market has planned (announced) or already introduced (implemented) and reported to the World Trade Organization (WTO) since January 1, 2017.
  3. In addition, the tool shows you all government measures and regulations introduced or announced in your export market during the same period that can hinder (Restrictive) or aid (Liberalizing) the export of your product.
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