Economy and Commerce

Objectives

We contribute to strengthening and enhancing the Sino-Swiss economic relations within six provinces in South China. Nine cities (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan, Dongguan, etc.) among the dynamic Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area represent a major trade and innovation hub in China. Fujian, Hunan, Jiangxi, Hainan and Guangxi enjoy fast development on machinery and equipment manufacturing, or have well-established tourism economy. In cooperation with the Swiss Business Hub, we support Swiss companies to establish contacts and to promote Swiss exports. Since 2010, China has been Switzerland’s most important trading partner in Asia. The Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement, China’s first such treaty with a continental European country, has entered into force on July 1st 2014.

Tasks

  • Inform Swiss authorities and other stakeholders about the development of economy, policy and regulation happening in the consular district  
  • Organize bilateral visits on all governmental levels and assist Swiss delegations in the consular district
  • Provide Swiss companies with relevant information on the Chinese economy, and support them in dealing with Chinese authorities, if necessary, carry out interventions and help to arrange and facilitate meetings with Chinese counterparts
  • Participate in official economic, business and networking events, seminars and briefings to maintain business relations with Chinese authorities, Chambers of Commerce, national and international organizations

About the Swiss Business Hub

The Swiss Business Hub China (SBH China) represents the official international trade and investment promotion agency Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE). 

The SBH China is part of the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing, with subsidiaries in Guangzhou and Shanghai, where both offices are integrated into the respective Consulates General. The SBH China provides localized support, market information, consulting and networking services to both new and experienced Swiss and Liechtenstein companies venturing into the Chinese market. In addition, the SBH China actively promotes Switzerland as a highly attractive business and investment location for companies from China looking for growth in Switzerland and in Europe. 

S-GE on behalf of the Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO) and the Swiss cantons, 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.

Head Office: Stampfenbachstrasse 85, CH-8006 Zürich;

Tel.: +41 (0)44 365 51 51

For more details, please refer to Swiss Business Hub