Thanks to Switzerland's active free trade policy, today’s SMEs can benefit from a broad network of trade agreements. In addition to the EFTA Convention and the agreement with the EU, Switzerland has an additional 28 free trade agreements with a total of 38 partner countries including China and Japan. Further agreements, for example with India or Indonesia, are under negotiation. Free trade agreements grant exporters access to larger sales markets and greater legal certainty. But you have to learn how to use them.
In addition, the Global Trade Alert by University of St. Gallen economist Simon Evenett shows that more than 1000 trade barriers were introduced worldwide since 2009. A trend towards more tariff and non-tariff-based trade barriers can be observed.
How can Swiss SMEs position themselves in the markets of the future and grow internationally while successfully managing increasingly complex customs regulations, barriers to entry and trade hurdles? Switzerland Global Enterprise provides you with specific information, the consultation you need and a worldwide network.