New State Secretary

Martina Hirayama will take over the running of SERI from 2019

On 23 August, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann presented Martina Hirayama to the media in Bern. The new State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation appointed in July will take up her post in January.

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.

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National diary

20.9.18 | Ettenhausen | Opening of Swiss Future Farm
21.9.18 | Lausanne | Official Day at the Comptoir Suisse
21.9.18 | Bern | Commemoration of 200 years of Bern shooting club (Stadtsch├╝tzen Bern)
26.9.18 | Bern | Start-up Day



International diary

13.-14.10.18 | Bali | World Bank Meeting

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Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann

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