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Syllabus of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Switzerland. Bern.

  1. Introduction to the Swiss Confederation (Central Europe);
  2. Swiss Economy;
  3. Doing Business in Bern and Zurich;
  4. Swiss International Trade;
  5. Foreign Direct Investment in Switzerland;
  6. Access to the Swiss Market;
  7. Business Plan for Switzerland.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Switzerland” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Swiss Economy and Foreign Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Swiss market;
  3. To analyze the trade relations of Switzerland with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Switzerland Trade Agreements;
  5. To develop a business plan for the Swiss Market.

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The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Switzerland” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

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  1. Credits of the Subject “International Trade and Business in” Switzerland”: 1 ECTS;
  2. Duration: one week.

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  1. Atlantic Transport Corridor;
  2. Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor;
  3. North Sea-Mediterranean Transport Corridor.

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Swiss Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements:

  1. Switzerland and the European Economic Area;
  2. European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
    1. Switzerland as a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) has trade agreements with Mexico, Central America, Serbia, Georgia, Colombia, Albania, Macedonia, Peru, Chile, Morocco, Canada, Singapore, the Philippines, Egypt, the Southern African Customs Union, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Tunisia, South Korea, Jordan, Montenegro, Ukraine, Turkey, Lebanon, the Gulf Cooperation Council etc.
  3. Japan-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement;
  4. Faroe Islands-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement;
  5. UK-Switzerland-Liechtenstein Trade Agreement;
  6. China-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement (FTA) (negotiation);
  7. Regional Cooperation Council (RCC);
  8. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) (observer).

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  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures;
    2. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade;
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection;
    5. Agreement on Safeguards;
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement.
  2. WCO
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention.
  3. Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE);
  4. CMR Convention;
  5. Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF);
  6. Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (Rotterdam Rules, UN);
  7. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC);
  8. Chicago Convention (ICAO);
  9. International Maritime Organization (IMO) 
    1. Istanbul Convention.
  10. Customs Convention on Containers;
  11. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention;
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport.
  12. International Rail Transport Committee (CIT);
  13. International Chamber of Shipping (ICS);
  14. ICC.

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European Trade and Economic Organizations:

  1. UNECE;
  2. OSCE;
  3. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption (GRECO).

Global Organizations:

  1. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB);
  2. Asian Development Bank (ADB);
  3. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. UNCITRAL;
    4. WIPO.
  4. WB;
  5. WTO;
  6. IMF;
  7. African Development Bank (AfDB);
  8. OECD
    1. OECD anti-corruption measures.

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The Swiss Confederation

  1. Swiss Capital: Bern;
  2. Official Languages of Switzerland: German, French, Italian and Romansh;
  3. Swiss Area: 41,285 square kilometers;
  4. Swiss Population: 8 million people;
  5. Type of Government of Switzerland: Parliamentary Federal Republic;
  6. Borders of Switzerland: Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Liechtenstein.

Religion in Switzerland: Catholicism (Christianity).

  1. The theologian Hans Kung was born in Switzerland.

Switzerland belongs to the Western Civilization (European Economic Area).

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Swiss Economy.

  1. The Swiss Confederation is the fourth richest and the most developed country in the world;
  2. Switzerland is the second most competitive economy in the world;
  3. Swiss GDP (nominal): 650,431 million dollars;
    1. Agriculture: 4%;
    2. Industry: 24%;
    3. Services: 72%.
  4. GDP per capita of Switzerland: 83,718 dollars;
  5. Swiss Currency: Swiss Franc;
  6. Financial centers in Zurich, Geneva and Basel;
  7. The largest Swiss bank is UBS and the second is Credit Suisse;
  8. Switzerland is often classified as a tax haven;
  9. In Switzerland, there is banking secrecy guaranteed by the Constitution;
  10. Switzerland has large multinationals: UBS, Credit Suisse, Swatch, Nestlé, Novartis, ABB, Adecco, Rolex;
  11. Top Swiss economic activities: financial sector, chemical industry, musical instruments, food products, tourism, engineering;
  12. Switzerland has virtually no natural resources.

Switzerland is home to several international Organizations: World Trade Organization (WTO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Universal Postal Union, Red Cross, FIFA, United Nations Distance Education Commission, Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF), International Rail Transport Committee (CIT).

In Switzerland there are prominent business men and women from all over the world:

  1. The businesswoman of Lebanese origin (Swatch Group) Nayla Hayek is a Swiss citizen;
  2. The South African businesswoman Rapelanga Rabana sold her company to the Swiss telecommunications company Telfree;
  3. The Brazilian banker Edmund Safra created the Foreign Trade Development Bank in Geneva;
  4. The Managing Director of the Swiss Rothschild group is PhD Jogishwar Singh (Sikh religion).

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Swiss Foreign Trade.

  1. Main Swiss Exports: chemical products, electronics, precision instruments, watches;
  2. The aluminum produced in Montenegro is exported by Switzerland;
  3. Top Swiss exports destinations: Germany, the United States, Italy, France;
  4. Main suppliers of Switzerland: Germany, Italy, France;
  5. Lonrho Swiss company is developing the Port of Luba (Equatorial Guinea).

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