In close collaboration with partners from different regions and cantons and from the private sector, SBH China is committed to servicing Chinese entrepreneurs by promoting Switzerland as an ideal location for business as well as promoting exports and investments between the two countries. SBH China provides the following services for Chinese companies:
Switzerland Global Enterprise was founded as a non-profit association in Lausanne in 1927. It informs, advises and guides SMEs from Switzerland and Liechtenstein in their international business ventures. It links companies, experts and private and public organisations around the world, thus facilitating efficient promotion of foreign trade. Apart from export promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise has also been responsible for promoting Switzerland as a business location abroad since the beginning of 2008, as well as for promoting imports from selected developing and transition countries. In addition, Switzerland Global Enterprise runs 21 Swiss Business Hubs abroad, most of which are based in Swiss embassies. These offices provide guidance to Swiss exporters on four continents and promote Switzerland as a business location abroad.
There are many reasons why Switzerland is a great place to invest:
1. Ideal Strategic Location
2. Flexible Labor Market / Highly Skilled Workforce
3. First-Class Infrastructure / High Quality of Life
4. Competitive Tax Conditions
5. Leading Center of Innovation
6. World-leading Industry Clusters
7. Secure Legal Framework
8. High Degree of International Integration
9. Efficient Capital Market
10. Professional Support
In January 1950, Switzerland was one of the first Western countries to recognize the People’s Republic of China and the two countries have profited from a close collaboration ever since. The first joint venture that was set up between a Chinese and a foreign company was established with the Swiss company Schindler in 1980, and the first Sino-foreign investment joint venture was done with the Swiss bank CS.
More recently, the Free Trade Agreement and the Double Taxation Agreement that came into force in July and November 2014 respectively are just two examples of the two countries’ close relationship. Finally, the signing of a memorandum of understanding for Switzerland to become a Renminbi-hub in January 2015 promises further collaborations to follow in the near future.
Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) works all over the world to support entrepreneurs and promote Switzerland as a business location. As a center of excellence for internationalization its role is to foster exports, imports and investments, to help clients develop new potential for their international businesses and to strengthen Switzerland as an economic hub.