Switzerland and Austria share many characteristics, such as high purchasing power, an R&D driven economy, low unemployment rate, subdivision into independent federal states and, last but not least, a shared language. The ease of exporting to Austria makes it a top priority for Swiss companies who want to expand their activities internationally. Due to its central location in Europe, Austria is closely tied to other EU economies, making it a strong strategic starting point. It is for these reasons that many Swiss SMEs turn to Austria to gain their first experience abroad.
How to do business
Are you considering entering the Austrian market? Are you already active in Austria and need tips, advice or support with your next steps? Do you have technical or regulatory questions?
In this section we provide you with guides, checklists and background information on doing business in Austria - specifically for Swiss SMEs and start-ups.
Discover your individual sales potential in Austria
Analyse a wide range of data and compare Austria to other countries - specifically for your products!
Austria offer opportunities in different sectors. In this section we highlight interesting potential for selected Swiss industries and explain how to exploit it.
Find opportunities for your business in Austria
Our database is fed by our global network, tender platforms and a wide range of other sources
Events and Trade Fairs
Especially for SMEs it is important to feel a new market to really understand its potential fit. Our business trips and events take you to the country and our events - webinars or in-person - in Switzerland allow you to exchange with experts and peers and leverage our network for your growth.
Relevant news for Swiss firms
The role of governments for international business is ever increasing. In this section you can find relevant news about market entry in Austria.
Experience reports from Swiss enterpreneurs on the challenges when entering the Austrian market and recommendations how to succeed.