Trade and investments

Article AS news
12.7.2017

Investing responsibly in Iran – is this possible?

Enterprises must respect human rights, including when investing abroad. What should Switzerland's role be in opening up Iran, the investor El Dorado?
Article AS news
12.1.2017

TISA: Negotiations at a standstill

Even if the TISA negotiations were to be continued in 2017, they are still fraught with problems, especially regarding the liberalization of public services.
Political article
20.12.2015

WTO Conference: Crumbs for the South

The WTO Ministerial Conference held in December 2015 in Nairobi has acknowledged the division among Members over the Doha Round as well as "new issues".
Résumé
5.11.2015

No free trade with China without human rights

Switzerland negotiated a free trade agreement with China between January 2010 and July 2013. Swiss NGOs, including Alliance Sud, urged the Federal Council to ensure that the agreement include respect for and promotion of human rights.
Article AS news
12.12.2014

Investment protection agreements being disputed

Ever more countries are denouncing their investment protection agreements. South Africa has stopped renewing them as they expire, including the one with Switzerland.
Article AS news
30.6.2014

Did someone say foreign policy coherence?

Switzerland is negotiating a free trade agreement with Malaysia in the framework of the EFTA. The topics should also include the rights of indigenous people, environmental degradation and rampant corruption.
Article AS news
10.4.2013

Guidelines needed for the run on Myanmar

Investors sense a new El Dorado in commodity-rich Myanmar. Switzerland too is rapidly expanding its economic relations. How can the course be so set that the influx of capital contributes to sustainable development?