The FTA between Switzerland and China came into effect in July 2014. Below, you will find publications, articles and papers written by law firms and consultancies offering a general overview of the agreement. For further advice, please consult the companies listed below and the Swiss Business Hub.

As such, all the topics you find relevant and articles you are able to provide within these categories would be gladly received. Please send your articles to Ms. Ariel Song: [email protected].

Date of Release



October 2017

Swiss Centers China and Eiger

October 2016

Swiss Business Hub

September 2016

Rhenus Logistics

March 2016

Swiss Business Hub

March 2016

Swiss Business Hub

February 2016

Swiss Federal Customs Administration FCA

February 2016

General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China

The circular referred to above was issued in response to Chinese Customs (GACC) notices 57 & 60, which according to Swiss Customs have been in force since Dec. 20, 2015.
GACC 57 in CN
GACC 60 in CN

October 2015


June 2015

Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research

November 2014

Credit Suisse

September 2014


June 2014

Gianna Abegg, Ken Song, Urs Mathes, Nathan Kaiser

June 2014

Wenfei Attorneys-at-law Ltd.

Further referecences about the FTA and Certificates of Origin

a. Texts of the Agreement including Schedules of Concessions and TBT/SPS Side Agreements

b. SECO-Factsheet

c. Circular on Certificates of Origin by Swiss Customs Administration

d. FAQs Switzerland Global Enterprise

e. General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China

Contact Details

Swiss Center
Ms. Emmanuelle Roduit . Email: [email protected]

Wenfei Law
Mr. Cem Arikan. Email: [email protected]
Mr. Samuel Baumgartner. Email: [email protected]

Baker & McKenzie in Switzerland
Mr. Danian Zhang. Email: [email protected]

PricewaterhouseCoopers Suisse
Mrs. Queena S Lau. Email: [email protected]

Eiger Law
Mr. Xu Tian. Email: [email protected]

Credit Suisse
Mr. Pierre L. Devincenti. Email: [email protected]

Mr. Stefan Buchholz. Email: [email protected]

S-GE / Swiss Business Hub
Mr. Leo Peng. Email: [email protected]

Mr. Michael Lehmann. Email: [email protected]

Rhenus Logistics
Mr. Cliff XU. Email: [email protected]