ILO

ILO: New agreement on development cooperation

ILO: New agreement on development cooperation

On 1 April, President Guy Parmelin received Mr Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization ILO. In the presence of employers' and workers' associations, they signed Switzerland's new agreement on development cooperation with the ILO. Mr Parmelin also announced that Switzerland had joined Alliance 8.7, a global platform to eliminate child labour, forced labour and human trafficking.

WTO

Switzerland hosts an informal WTO ministerial meeting

Switzerland hosts an informal WTO ministerial meeting

At the invitation of President Guy Parmelin, a virtual informal ministerial meeting was held on 29 January on WTO-related issues. Among those taking part were ministers responsible for WTO affairs and WTO Deputy Director General Alan Wolff. Participants discussed trade policy challenges and priorities ahead of the twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference, particularly in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forecast

Second coronavirus wave interrupts economic recovery

Second coronavirus wave interrupts economic recovery

In the winter half-year of 2020/2021, the second wave of the coronavirus will have an adverse effect on the Swiss economy. The Expert Group is therefore revising its GDP forecast for the coming year downwards. If the health situation eases, growth is likely to increase significantly as time goes on, although uncertainty remains extremely high.

CH - UK

Switzerland and the UK sign agreement on mobility of service suppliers

Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin and the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade, signed the Services Mobility Agreement (SMA) on 14 December 2020 in London. The agreement secures reciprocal, facilitated market access for service providers from Switzerland and the United Kingdom from 1 January 2021.

Press releases

All

Java script is required to display press releases. If you are unable or unwilling to activate Java script you may use the link below to access the Federal Administration News Portal, where you can read the announcements.

To the Federal Administration News Portal

Twitter EAER

The President of the Swiss Confederation

Welcome to the Federal Department of Economic Affairs,
Education and Research!

Guy Parmelin, President of the Swiss Confederation

https://www.wbf.admin.ch/content/wbf/en/home.html