Trade and investments

Article AS news
27.10.2017

Investment protection: A collapsing system

States sign investment protection agreements among themselves, multinational corporations can sue if they are violated. This is becoming ever more frequent. But more and more States are reacting by terminating those agreements.
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?