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Switzerland and the EU

Latest business news about Switzerland and the European Union.

Switzerland - EU relations
Switzerland is a very close neighbour of the EU – geographically, politically, economically and culturally. It is the EU's third largest economic partner (trade in goods and services taken together), after the US and China, ahead of Russia and Japan.

OSEC Export Step-by-Step guide
Working on behalf of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, part of Osec’s remit is to act as the official body for promoting Swiss exports, helping SMEs from Switzerland and Liechtenstein get a foothold in international markets.

Switzerland: Economy Overview
Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and modern market economy with low unemployment, a highly skilled labor force, and a per capita GDP among the highest in the world.

Starting a business in Switzerland
This World Bank site provides information about the procedures and costs associated with starting a business in Switzerland.

EU Delegation to Switzerland
Contacts of the European Delegation to Switzerland.

Switzerland Investment Climate 2009
Switzerland welcomes foreign investment and accords it national treatment. Foreign investment is not hampered by significant barriers.

Living and Working in Switzerland
Essential reading for anyone planning to live or work in Switzerland, packed with vital information to help readers save time, trouble and money. Interest in living, working and retiring abroad has never been higher, confirmed by the wealth of TV programmes, magazines and newspaper articles on the subject.

Find an office in Switzerland
Instant Offices Switzerland

Switzerland country profile
Switzerland is the EU’s closest neighbour, not only geographically, but also culturally and economically. It is its second trading partner (services included), after the US and before China. Over 800,000 EU citizens live and work in Switzerland, and many more cross the borders or transit the country on a regular basis.

Switzerland Trade
Switzerland TradeSearch is a one-stop venue for the business community to search and find manufacturers, producers, exporters and importers.

Swiss companies
Swiss business directory - index of Swiss Business, Companies, Hotels and Tourism in Switzerland.

Doing Business in Switzerland (HLBI)
Guide on Switzerland from HLB International, which has produced a series of international booklets on accounting, taxation and company law information.

Taxation and Investment in Switzerland (Deloitte)
The Taxation and Investment Guides are a first stop for investors wishing to gain a working perspective on the operating conditions and investment climate – including the legal, accounting and taxation framework – in the countries covered in the Deloitte International Tax Source. In addition to the Switzerland Highlights and Taxation and Investment Guide, above, country links open the door to the Deloitte International Tax Source and a wide range of materials and information on the tax consequences of doing business across borders.

Business Environment - Switzerland
Snapshot of the business environment for the Swiss economy, from the World Bank.