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".
Indonesia and Switzerland have signed an investment promotion and protection agreement (P4M) to boost trade and investment between the two countries.
Efforts by Switzerland to refresh its free trade agreement with China have stalled as Bern takes a more critical view of Beijing’s human rights record.
The Swiss President said Kenya is an attractive destination for investments and trade it serves as a gateway to Eastern and Central African region, and Swiss companies will benefit from the huge market provided by the AfCFTA agreement.
The UK wants tariff-free trade - now less than half the £35 billion in bilateral trade with Switzerland - to cover its ‘superpower’ services sector.
Campaigners say the UK and Switzerland are defending fossil fuel interests in Energy Charter Treaty modernisation talks to tempt firms to relocate their HQs.
Vietnam and Switzerland have agreed to soon conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), of which Switzerland is a member.
A controversial free trade agreement upgrade between the European Free Trade Association and Turkey will come into force from October 1 after surviving stinging criticism and delays.
Switzerland and Thailand have expressed interest in starting negotiations for a free trade deal, according to his office, with technical talks underway at the level of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
Swiss President stressed the need to upgrade the 2009 bilateral free trade agreement, notably to improve market access for Switzerland, now that Japan has a trade deal with the European Union
The EU and US are currently distancing themselves from China — unlike Switzerland as the country sticks to its free trade agreement with the world’s second-largest economy despite mounting domestic criticism.
If Indonesia only focuses on the formal process in palm oil international trade, it may still lose the battle of public opinion that may risk its markets and consumers worldwide.
The Swiss narrowly voted in favour of a free trade deal with Indonesia on Sunday. Will future agreements also have to win popular support?
Voters in Switzerland have given the green light to a free trade deal with Indonesia with a small majority of 51.6%.
Switzerland votes Sunday on a free trade deal with Indonesia but the agreement, which opens up a vast potential market, could slip up over the issue of palm oil imports.
Swiss voters will decide on a free trade agreement with Indonesia on Sunday, with lower tariffs on palm oil imports the main issue in what the polls predict will be a tight referendum.
The Swiss government has allocated grant funding of $65 million over a period of four years to the island nation, in order to promote inclusive and sustainable development.
The FTA with Indonesia showcases a supposed sustainability, but it is only a large-scale scam.