Doing Business in Switzerland

The strong Swiss Franc and weak Pound Sterling currently make UK products highly competitive, and Switzerland is a market with strong demand for high quality products and services at competitive prices.

Switzerland is largely unaffected by the economic environment in Europe and exports continue to grow strongly. It is the UK’s fourth largest non-EU market after the USA and China, and is on a par with India.

What are the Opportunities?

Switzerland offers major export opportunities in the areas of pharmaceuticals, financial and business services, energy, ICT, aid funded business and large research centres.

Overseas Business Risk

Read our report giving more details of overseas business risk in relation to Switzerland.

This covers:

  • Political and economic background

  • Bribery & corruption

  • Terrorism threat

  • Protective security advice

  • Intellectual property

  • Organised crime

Guide to Doing Business in Switzerland

UKTI has produced a guide aimed at companies experienced in overseas trade who are new to doing business with Switzerland. This guide aims to provide a route map of the way ahead, together with signposts to sources of help.

  • Introduction

  • Preparing to Export

  • How to do Business

  • What are the challenges

  • Business Etiquette

  • How to invest in Switzerland

  • Contacts

Download the Switzerland doing business guide

Sector Reports

For information on your sector in Switzerland including characteristics of the market, opportunities and key contacts, please check out the latest sector reports.

See all Sector Reports for Switzerland

Countries: Switzerland
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