Exporting to Switzerland

A guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Switzerland.

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A detailed guide on doing business in and with Switzerland. The guide contains information on:

  • challenges of doing business in Switzerland
  • growth potential of the market
  • trade between the UK and Switzerland
  • opportunities in Switzerland
  • start-up and market entry considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs
  • entry requirements
  • who to contact for more help

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Published 1 January 2016
Last updated 13 October 2016 + show all updates
  1. Update September 2016
  2. Updated v. 2016
  3. First published.
  4. 2015 statistics update.
  5. 2015 update of exporting to Switzerland guide.
  6. Trade statistics update - goods and services.
  7. Updated trade figures.
  8. Updated 2014 version of exporting to Switzerland guide.