Switzerland is seeking to improve access to the Indian market for its chemical and pharmaceutical products, machines and watches and to extend patent protection to prevent Indian producers of cheap generic drugs benefiting from clinical tests developed by other companies
Tajikistan and Switzerland have signed a government-to-government agreement on trade and economic cooperation, according to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
Colombia’s free trade agreement with Switzerland will enter into force from July 1, making the European nation the first developed country to sign such an agreement with Colombia.
Negotiations between China and Switzerland on a free trade agreement "are making good progress," the Chinese minister responsible for European trade affairs has said. China will be looking to accelerate the pace of FTA agreements with other countries too.
Swiss non-governmental organisations have called on the government to push for human rights in planned negotiations with China on a free trade agreement.
Le Parlement fédéral aura la possibilité de prendre une décision de planification, soumise au référendum, sur l’arrêt des négociations entre la Suisse et l’UE
Switzerland has committed US$ 10 million to Peru for the strengthening and development of the Andean country’s trade capacity and competitiveness, Peru’s Trade and Tourism Ministry (Mincetur) announced Tuesday.
Switzerland will continue to pursue bilateral trade agreements with the European Union for the time being rather than joining the trading bloc as a member state, the Swiss government said on Thursday.
China and Switzerland on Friday agreed to start free trade agreement (FTA) talks, as the two states celebrate their 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
A legal analysis of the challenge launched by Philip Morris International found the company to be both unjustified and unreasonable in its opposition to Uruguay’s new tobacco packaging laws.
Swiss President Doris Leuthard voiced her hope for a free trade agreement between Switzerland and China as she started a working visit in Chongqing
Egypt is looking to mitigate the negative short-term effects of the weakening euro by diversifying its trade partners and increasing volumes with members of the European Free Trade Association, the country’s trade minister said.
The move is certain to be closely watched by international lawyers and policymakers alike, as it will serve as an early test-case of the little-used intellectual property protections contained in BITs.
Si la Suisse signe les accords de libre-échange agricole avec l’Union européenne, les cultures de céréales panifiables pourraient disparaître du pays en quatre ans. En 2016, il ne serait donc théoriquement plus possible de manger du pain à base de farine suisse.
Switzerland and China have launched a feasibility study aimed at drawing up a free trade agreement between the two countries.
Swiss Economics Minister Doris Leuthard is keeping to the policy of liberalising agriculture, and negotiating an FTA with the European Union, despite mounting criticisms and boot lobbing by angry farmers.
A free-trade agreement between Japan and Switzerland came into force Tuesday as the two countries aim to liberalize more than 99 percent of their trade in goods in 10 years.
Swiss companies are assessing how they could take advantage of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Japan that comes into effect on September 1.
Instead of stopping the West and multinational drugmakers in their efforts to block India’s low-cost generic drugs exports, the government is helping their cause by aggressively pursuing free trade agreements (FTAs) with developed economies — agreements that could further hamper the world’s access to such drugs.
Citing “serious and systematic” human rights violations in Colombia, 33 non-governmental organizations led by Alliance Sud, the Berne Declaration and the Swiss Working Group on Colombia sent a letter 12 May to deputies urging them not to ratify the trade agreement between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), of which Switzerland is a member, and Colombia.