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Important news: about the EFTA-PH Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

07.06.2019 — Position Philippines
One year ago, the FTA between the Philippines and EFTA-countries (Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) entered into force and we are happy to report that it works on all sides. The EFTA-countries and the Philippines are truly open for business!

EFTA-PH FTA “Open for Business” - First FTA shipment arrives in PH

27.11.2018 — Press release Philippines
Swiss Ambassador Andrea Reichlin and Norwegian Ambassador Bjørn Jahnsen proudly announced the successful take-off of the Philippines - European Free Trade Association (EFTA) free trade agreement (FTA) during a business reception at the Swiss residence in Makati City.

Human Rights Day 2017

12.12.2017 — Press release Philippines
In one year from today, on 10 December 2018, Switzerland and the international community will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which 70 years after its adoption, remains of unequivocal relevance. Human rights are a necessity for our societies, an invaluable ingredient to boost peace and stability and to foster sustainable development. Human rights are at the heart of the values represented by Switzerland and its political model, which is founded on the principles of democracy, non-discrimination, peaceful coexistence, gender equality, and mutual respect among people having different religious, linguistic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Health Tech Challenge

12.12.2017 — Press release Philippines

HealthTech Challenge PH commemorates 60 years of PH-Switzerland

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State Secretary Johannes Matyassy in Manila for ASEAN Foreign Minister's Meeting

10.08.2017 — Press release Philippines

In the framework of its Sectorial Dialogue Partnership with ASEAN, which celebrates 2017 its 50th anniversary, Switzerland was invited to participate at the ASEAN Foreign Minister's Meeting taking place in Manila. State Secretary for Asia and Pacific Johannes Matyassy represented Switzerland at the events organized by the Philippines, this year’s chair of ASEAN.

Philippine-Swiss Business Council (PSBC) GMM 2017 with Ambassador Reichlin

19.06.2017 — Local news Philippines

On 7 June 2017,  the Philippine-Swiss Business Council (PSBC), under the auspices of its parent chamber the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI),   held its General Membership Meeting graced by PCCI Chair Ambassador  Benedicto Yujuico and Philippine Department of  Trade and   Industry Undersecretary Nora Terrado.  Giving the final speech, Ambassador Andrea Reichlin mentioned the benefits of the impending EFTA-RP FTA while enjoining  the PSBC membership in “facilitating local procedures via its collective voice that may lend wings to the Philippine process.”  Below is a news article that came out pertinent to the event.  

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