4 edition of Doing Business And Investing in Switzerland found in the catalog.
Doing Business And Investing in Switzerland
USA International Business Publications
March 3, 2005 by Intl Business Pubns USA .
Written in English
World Business, Investment and Government Library
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||350|
Switzerland has recently signed tax agreements with the UK, Germany and many other states. Switzerland is home to a number of multinationals, and exports are significant contributors to GDP. Tax laws, availability of work permits, availability of labor force, and availability and cost of business facilities vary widely among cantons. It has weathered the economic storm in Europe well over the past years, despite continued upward pressure on the Swiss franc.
Before you rush in and plum for one of the above, be sure to take into account the following aspects: Capital: Different structures necessitate varying capital inputs in terms of set-up costs, funding and minimum capital requirements. Forthe inflation forecast has been revised slightly downwards to 0. Will you be a sole trader, in a partnership, or established as a legal entity? I have clients in Australia, Europe, and the US. Find more information on customs and duties on goods entering Switzerland. Switzerland is the fourth main trading partner of the EU.
Key factors that can benefit British trade into Switzerland include strong demand for high-quality products and services with competitive prices, a highly automated and efficient manufacturing sector, and the strong Swiss Franc makes UK products highly competitive. At least one managing director who is authorised to sign on behalf of the company must be resident in Switzerland. Swiss cities regularly feature amongst the best places in the world for expatriates to live, largely due to political stability, low crime rates and good medical facilities. Do not slouch, stretch or yawn in public. Social security: The chosen structure will determine whether the social insurance schemes are obligatory or optional.
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Business behaviour Switzerland has 4 main languages German, French, Italian and Romansch so check which language is appropriate prior to any meeting or negotiations.
Be aware that business angels, who contribute to startups with venture capital, are a rare breed in Switzerland. I've posted some examples, but the best thing to do is to just go to the websites and click through the links yourself. Frequently, they will assume an air of modesty and kindness.
Other major cities include Geneva, Basel and Lausanne. The general regulations on accounting in Switzerland are clear and concise. After you have clarified everything from business plan, legal structure and company name to the residence permits and financing, you can launch your company.
If you are happy to take on the liability for any accrued debts of the company, a sole proprietorship may be best suited to your needs and you will need only to register in the trade register. Some cantons may offer special incentives for foreign investors.
Aid-funded business also offers prime export opportunities. The Swiss military. Search Google Answers for. Franchising in Switzerland is not very profitable due to limited market size and high operational costs. Communal taxes Communal tax systems are regulated by cantonal tax legislation.
A final factor that needs to be taken into consideration when setting up a business is tax liability. It has extensive access to the Single Market through a series of complex bilateral agreements, including free movement of persons.
Swiss law also provides protection against a person passing off goods or services as those of another, as well as protection for confidential information or trade secrets. Foundations exempt from appointing an auditor as per art. Costs are recorded exclusive of value added tax.
What's required from me to do this? Switzerland is a diverse and mature economy with opportunities in all sectors. Other areas of legislation are dealt with by individual cantons.
Employment regulations and restrictions are often a concern to businesses once they have registered. You do not have to have a magnetic personality to win favour with the Swiss; it is usually sufficient to be a responsible, sound, honest businessperson.
Do not give a gift unless given one. Payment of share capital Maintaining control over your emotions and leading a disciplined personal life are also esteemed qualities. As a rule, foreign companies have a tax liability on income attributable to a Swiss permanent establishment or income from immovable property located in Switzerland, including gains on the sale of such property.
Thank you. What to look out for The Swiss have a reputation for getting the best possible deal from opponents without ever appearing aggressive or demanding.The main objective of this Doing Business in Switzerland Guide is to provide you with basic knowledge about Switzerland; an overview of its economy, business culture, potential opportunities and to identify the main issues associated with initial research, market entry, risk management and cultural and language issues.
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Germany is a key member of. Doing business in Switzerland is very similar to doing business in the UK. If your product or service is successful in the UK, there is a good chance you will be successful in Switzerland. Industries importing into Switzerland. The top ten industries importing into Switzerland are: gems, precious metals.
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