Intellectual property protection for the Swiss pharmaceutical industry has been a key sticking point in negotiations on a free trade agreement with India. Now there seems to be a breakthrough in talks after 16 years. What’s changed?
A London court has ordered Zimbabwe to pay US$125 million to two timber firms whose land was seized by the government, rejecting its claim of state immunity in a case that tests the enforcement of international arbitration awards.
The countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), of which Switzerland is a member, and Chile have concluded negotiations to modernise their free trade agreement.
China and Switzerland will start talks to upgrade their free-trade agreement, Chinese Premier Li Qiang announced in Bern on Monday, as he opened his 2024 diplomatic calendar with an official visit to the Alpine nation.
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin on Wednesday met with the president of Switzerland, Viola Amherd, to discuss a free trade agreement between Thailand and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Both parties are determined to have the deal finalised by the end of the year.
European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the four-nation trading bloc comprising Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, is close to signing a trade agreement with India.
Investors in Hong Kong are preparing to file a request for arbitration against the Swiss government for writing off the AT1 bonds issued by Credit Suisse, claiming the move was at odds with a bilateral investment treaty between the jurisdictions.
Britain and Switzerland signed a wide-ranging financial services deal granting reciprocal market access for their banks, insurers, asset managers and stock exchanges to boost trade and cut compliance costs.
Update on the third round of negotiations for an enhanced UK-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement.
Switzerland must do more to defend Gruyère cheese and other products that have a protected status in Switzerland, according to the Swiss House of Representatives.
Switzerland joined Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland in signing an agreement to boost economic and trade relations with Moldova.
Britain and Switzerland will begin talks on an upgraded free trade agreement, with British trade secretary Kemi Badenoch flying to Bern aiming to boost financial and professional services exports.
Japanese investors will soon file a request for arbitration regarding Credit Suisse’s Additional Tier 1 bonds, under the economic partnership agreement between Japan and Switzerland.
The European Free Trade Association is a free trade area between four countries – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland — and the trade deal negotiations have lingered on for over 15 years.
Bern said it will not join the European Union’s proposed mass exit from a controversial energy investment protection treaty, sparking fears that fossil fuel companies will use Switzerland as a rear base to keep suing governments over climate action.
Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir said on Tuesday that Egypt and Switzerland have distinguished trade and investment relations, with the volume of trade exchange between the two amounting to $994 million in 2022.
Cambodia, which successfully entered into several free trade agreements (FTA) last year, is looking at the prospect of having a similar partnership with Switzerland.
As part of free trade negotiations with Thailand, EFTA will most likely demand clauses that oblige the Asian country to introduce strict plant variety protection regulations that are in line with UPOV 91
Switzerland advocated for the quick completion of negotiations regarding the free trade agreement between the EFTA and India in a recent meeting held between Swiss federal councillor Ueli Maurer and Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi.
China’s commerce ministry has denied talks with Switzerland to update a free trade agreement between both countries are "frozen".