An Introduction for Chinese Companies: The Sino-Swiss FTA

This brochure aims at providing Chinese companies with comprehensive information on the Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which entered into force on July 1, 2014.

It contains a short historical summary on the economic relations between the two countries as well as the major elements of the Agreement and technical aspects.

Table of Contents

GREETINGS
1. AN INTRODUCTION TO SINO-SWISS ECONOMIC RELATIONS
1.1 The Development of Economic Relations
1.2 Current Economic Relations
1.3 Review of Chinese-Swiss Trade
1.4 Recent Chinese Activity in Switzerland

2. THE ROAD TO THE FTA
2.1 FTAs and Swiss Foreign Economic Policy
2.2 China's FTA Policy
2.3 The Launch and Conduct of the Negotiations

3. MAJOR ELEMENTS OF THE AGREEMENT
3.1 Overview of the Agreement
3.2 Key Provisions of the Agreement

4. GENERAL PROVISION
4.1 Objectives
4.2 Geographical Scope

5. TRADE IN GOODS
5.1 Industrial Products
5.2 Agricultural Products
5.3 Rules of Origin
5.4 Certificate of Origin
5.5 Custom Procedures and Trade Facilitation
5.6 Trade Remedies
5.7 Review Mechanism
5.8 Technical Barriers to Trade and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

6. TRADE IN SERVICES
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Scope of Coverage
6.3 Financial Services

7. INVESTMENT PROMOTION
8. COMPETITION
9. PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
10. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
11. ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION

11.1 Areas of Cooperation
11.2 Government Procurement

12. INSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS
13. DISPUTE SETTLEMENT
14. FINAL PROVISIONS

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