Switzerland- Global Enterprise: COVID-19 related Information Portal

  • WHO: Switzerland Global Enterprise
  • WHAT: Launch of a COVID-19 related Information portal for companies
  • WHY: Supporting companies to overcome COVID-19 challenges
  • WHEN: April 2020

Trade and investment promotion agencies are developing online COVID-19 related content and services for companies to help them overcome the crisis.

 

Switzerland Global Enterprise launched an Information portal providing needed information about the effects of Corona for doing business internationally, Government’s economic measures of support, news from the markets, and online advisory services as well. The portal contains the following categories:

FAQ: Troubleshooting and stabilization

  • Movement of goods and persons:Information and measures of the Federal Customs Administration (FCA)
    • List of open border crossings and ‘green lanes’ updated by the Swiss Federal Customs Administration (FCA).
    • With immediate effect, the FCA is implementing the following measures to reduce the burden on its corporate customers:
      • For payment by installments, the customer’s financial situation will be taken into account
      • Waiver of increased collateral in case of a shortfall in collateral
      • Suspension of all reminders
      • Waiver of reminder fees and interest on arrears
  • Supply chain
  • Payments and contractual conditions
  • Digital Commerce

News from the markets

  • Direct line to SGE experts on site
  • Follow Swiss Business Hubs on LinkedIn 

Tools and Ressources for SMEs

  • Valuable information for SMEs from our partner network; including finance, management and legal issues 
Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) guides its clients on the path to new markets. On behalf of the Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO) and the Swiss cantons, S-GE promotes exports and investments by helping its clients to realize new potential for their international businesses and thus to strengthen Switzerland as an economic hub. As the driver of a global network of experts and as a trusted and strong partner to clients, cantons and the Swiss government, S-GE is the first point of contact in Switzerland for all questions relating to internationalization.
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