The economic and commercial relations between Finland and Switzerland are of long standing and well developed. The foreign trade volume is levelled at around one billion Swiss Francs. The main imports from Switzerland are: machines and electronics, chemical products, metals and metal products, watches and instruments, textiles. Main Finnish exports to Switzerland are: Machines and electronics, paper, chemical products, agricultural produce, metals and metal products.
The relations between the EU (incl. Finland) and Switzerland are mostly based on bilateral agreements. For more information see the Website of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.
With its excellent business know-how, highly trained personnel, social stability and favourable situation in the middle of Europe, Switzerland is an ideal Business Location. Different regions and cantons offer attractive conditions for foreign companies wishing to establish a business in Switzerland.
Who should you contact?
The Commercial Section of the Embassy can be contacted in any matter concerning trade. If you are looking for a suitable partner or only for an address of a Swiss firm, we are here to help you.
Phone +358 (0)9 622 95 00, Fax +358 (0)9 622 95 050
Extensive information on Swiss trade matters you can get from Switzerland Global Enterprise, the joint organisation of the bodies in charge of Swiss export, import and location promotion:
Both in Finland and in Switzerland, there are trade associations in the form of business clubs which also are supporting the trade and business relations between the two countries:
Finnische Handelsgilde Zürich
Suomalainen kauppakilta Zürich
Herr Jens Zachariassen
Tel: +41 (0)78 745 04 05
Trade Fairs in Switzerland
Detailed Information on trade fairs held in Switzerland can be obtained from the online calendar at the website of Switzerland Global Enterprise: www.s-ge.com
Unfair practices via Switzerland
Some companies/individuals use Switzerland as a base for dubious business practices. If you have doubts about alleged Swiss business partners or offers you receive, please consult the webpage "Combatting Unfair competition" first.
If the webpage does not give you enough answers, please contact the nearest Swiss Embassy or Consulate.