US import duties

  US import duties on steel and aluminium: Switzerland initiates WTO dispute settlement proceedings

Switzerland initiates WTO dispute settlement proceedings

On 23 March, the United States imposed additional duties on imports of certain steel and aluminium products, a move which will have effects on Switzerland. In response, on 9 July, Switzerland, like other countries, submitted a request for consultations with the US as part of WTO dispute settlement proceedings.

Central Asia

Economic mission to Central Asia and Caucasus

Economic mission to Central Asia and Caucasus

Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann will travel to the South Caucasus and Central Asia from 8 to 16 July, heading a sizeable 35-strong delegation including representatives from parliament, cantonal governments and the private sector. The economic mission will take in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.

SERI

Federal Council appoints Martina Hirayama as new SERI State Secretary

Federal Council appoints Martina Hirayama as new SERI State Secretary

On 4 July, the Federal Council appointed Martina Hirayama as the new State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation at the request of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER. On 1 January 2019 she will succeed Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, who reaches official retirement age in November 2018.

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31.7.18. | National Day
1.8.18. | Lucerne/Emmetten
               Hergiswil am Napf
               Binn/Fribourg
17.8.18 | Gossau | Visit of the
Migros Ostschweiz cooperative
               | Schaffhouse | «Jobfänger» Project



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08.-16.7.2018 | Central Asia | Economical Mission  

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