Palm oil must be excluded from the free trade agreement between Switzerland and Indonesia. In an open letter to Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann, Swiss environmental, human rights, consumer and farming organizations are calling for this.
Switzerland will not meet the European Commission’s deadline for a deal on a new treaty that would bind the neutral country more closely to its biggest trading partner.
Switzerland plans to coordinate cooperation with China within the context of the Belt and Road Initiative, and to promote the continuous development of bilateral relations of friendship and cooperation in all fields.
India and Switzerland are negotiating the Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement (TEPA) in a bid to embolden the trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
Under a free trade pact, partners offer market access to each other by eliminating or significantly reducing duties with a view to promoting bilateral trade in goods.
Swiss Ambassador Andrea Reichlin has urged the Philippines to ratify the free trade agreement (FTA) with European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in order for the deal to become enforceable.
Confidential documents obtained by Public Eye show that Novartis has threatened Colombia with international investment arbitration under its BIT with Switzerland to avoid the issuance of a compulsory license
Talks on the post-Brexit relationship between Switzerland and the UK are underway, according to the Swiss Federal Council.
Novartis battle against Colombian Government highlights the threats to public health posed by the outrageous investor-state dispute settlement regime and bad “trade” deals.
Switzerland is pushing for tighter patent protection, data exclusivity and dropping compulsory licencing under a new free trade agreement.
In this note, Switzerland is proposing that India agree to broader patentable subject matter, particularly as regards biologic products.
US President Donald Trump has agreed to start immediate trade talks with Britain. Switzerland took a similar course of action.
Chinese President vowed to upgrade sections of the FTA and encourage further innovation, as well as expand the scale of cooperation in the finance and insurance fields.
Novartis lodged a formal notice of dispute under the Switzerland-Colombia BIT.
From this winter on, Swiss supermarkets will probably, for the first time, no longer sell tomatoes from occupied Western Sahara.
Released by the Government of Switzerland
Chemical products and cheese top the list of Swiss exports endangered by a proposed trade deal between the European Union and the United States, a government agency reported on Thursday.
Glencore International has notified Bolivia that it has begun arbitration proceedings over its investments in two smelters and a tin mine nationalized between 2007 and 2012.
Swiss trader Glencore filed for arbitration against the Bolivian government for the expropriation of its mining and smelting assets, adding to a series of lawsuits against the Andean country.
An interest group opposing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has formed in Switzerland the “Together against TTIP, TISA & Co.” alliance.