Since 2010, China has been Switzerland's biggest trading partner in Asia and its third largest globally after the EU and the United States. A bilateral free trade agreement was signed in Beijing in 2013 and entered into force on 1 July 2014.
This agreement contains provisions on trade in goods and services, non-tariff barriers to trade, intellectual property protection, and sustainable trade and development.
Switzerland and China have been engaged in bilateral dialogue on intellectual property since 2007. The main points of contact for Switzerland are the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MofCom) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA).
In addition, a memorandum of understanding establishing financial dialogue between the Chinese central bank and the State Secretariat for International Financial Affairs was signed in Bern in May 2013.
Free Trade Agreement with China, SECO
Information on Countries, SECO
Trade Promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise (SGE)
Swiss Business Hub China
Switzerland-China Dialogue on the Protection of Intellectual Property (IPI)