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Export Promotion

In parallel with various private initiatives and on behalf of the Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO), Switzerland Global Enterprise helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular to identify and make use of sales opportunities abroad and positions Swiss exporters as internationally competitive providers to foreign markets.

Export promotion

Services are based on the degree of internationalisation of the individual client. Initial information provides SMEs with preliminary information on their export vision free of charge. Four different sources of information are available to the companies. During basic consulting, Switzerland Global Enterprise and the company analyse the concrete export plans together. The SME thus benefits from the Switzerland Global Enterprise consultants’ years of export experience, as well as from the targeted use of efficient analytical methods. These results serve as the basis for detailed consulting, during which companies receive individual advice on their internationalisation plans. Typical services include market analyses and evaluation, contacts to business partners, and participation in major international fairs abroad as part of the SWISS Pavilion.

Effect of the export promotion
In 2018, Switzerland Global Enterprise supported a total of 5,225 SMEs with its free and fee-based services. Several times a year, an independent survey institute asks customers of Switzerland Global Enterprise about the impact these services have had on them. Last year, 82% of those surveyed stated that they had had an effect. For example, trade barriers could be overcome, their own export competence could be increased, or a market entry was successful. 85% of customers surveyed would recommend Switzerland Global Enterprise to others.

Feedback regarding the export promotion?
Do you have general feedback or complaints regarding the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO’s export promotion program or regarding the implementation of this federal mandate by Switzerland Global Enterprise? SECO explains on their website who to address.

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