Economics and Business

Please be informed that there is currently no official Swiss-Hellenic Business Chamber operating in Greece.

For companies:

Our company would like to export agricultural products (olive oil, honey, herbs, etc.) to Switzerland. What are the import regulations?
Please inform yourself on the website of the Federal Customs Administration on the general guidelines and contact them directly for your particular concern.

Our company would like to export goods to Switzerland. Where can we find potential business partners in your country?
You can search online for buyers and suppliers in Switzerland for a variety of products on WerliefertWas.ch and Kompass.ch. Or inform yourself online on the biggest Supermarket chains in Switzerland. Find additional information  here (PDF, Number of pages 2, 236.7 kB).

I would like to create a company in Switzerland. How do I proceed?
Please contact the commercial registry of the canton of your choice for further information. Or seek the assistance of a trustee in Switzerland (subject to a charge).

My company needs to send personnel for a limited time to Switzerland? Which laws do we need to adhere to?
You can find all information on the Notification procedure for short-term work in Switzerland on the website of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM.

For an exhibition, my company needs to import goods to Switzerland for a limited time? How do I proceed?
Please contact the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) which issues all required documentation (Carnett ATA, etc.).

For individuals:

I would like to import food products (olive oil, honey, herbs, etc.) from Greece to Switzerland. What are the duty-free allowances?
You can find all the relevant information on the website of the Federal Customs Administration.

I need legal representation in Greece. Does the Embassy have a list of lawyers that also speak one of the official languages in Switzerland?
Yes, the Embassy provides a list of lawyers in Greece that speak at least one of the official Swiss languages.

How can I inform myself on taxation issues in Greece and Switzerland?
You can find a list of Greek Tax Offices online. Regarding  Switzerland, you can find the relevant information on the website of the Federal Taxation Office. Switzerland and Greece have signed a treaty to avoid double taxation.

A member of our family has passed away and we know that the person had a bank account in Switzerland. How can we search for these assets?
If you believe yourself to be entitled to assets deposited at a bank, but don’t know at which bank, one option is to conduct a search via the Swiss Banking Ombudsman's office. According to the guidelines on the treatment of assets without contact and dormant assets held at Swiss banks, all banks in Switzerland must report their assets without contact and dormant assets to a central database.