Company Formation

Import and export in Switzerland

Swiss economic structure is characterized by a pronounced orientation towards international trade in goods and services as well as on cross-border investment activities, besides the banking and pharmaceutical industries.
According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2015-16 Global Competitiveness Index, Switzerland is the world’s most competitive economy for the seventh year consecutively, this due to its low tariffs on manufactures and absence of quantitative restrictions. 
The 15th largest export economy in the world and the 2nd most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI), Switzerland has exported only in 2015 $279B and imported $261B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $17.5B.

Largest Swiss companies

Since Switzerland is the place where many large multinational companies decide to establish their headquarters, due to the favorable taxation system, it comes as no surprise that some of the leading companies in various industry sectors are present in Switzerland.