A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Switzerland.
The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers.
Passport Switzerland: Your Pocket Guide to Swiss Business, Customs & Etiquette
Micheloud, Francois (World Trade Press, 2008)
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Ease of Doing Business in Switzerland
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.
Switzerland company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.
Overseas Business Risk - Switzerland
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.
Doing Business in Switzerland
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Published in 2013.
Doing Business in Switzerland
Detailed guide produced by UK Trade & Investment, updated in September 2012. Sections cover:
Setting standards: Switzerland as a business location 2014
Attractiveness survey report published by EY in September 2014 analysing the investment climate in Switzerland. The survey looks at how global business leaders perceive the country's growth potential and examines foreign direct investment trends.
Market Access Database
Useful guidance covering this region compiled by the European Commission aimed at EU countries exporting to the rest of the world. The Exporter's Guide to Import Formalities lists relevant import procedures, documents and requirements by product code and country or customs area.
Doing Business Law Library: Switzerland
Links to business laws and regulations collated by the World Bank. Topics include:
The float guide: How to float a company on the SIX Swiss Exchange
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association in 2012 describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.
Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:
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Detailed guide compiled by Atradius looking at debt collection procedures, legislation and culture across 35 countries, including a profile of this jurisdiction. Profiles include information on:
British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.
Business Operations in Switzerland
Analysis of the business environment in Switzerland, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.
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