Foreign affairs

Capital flows are developing in step with the globalization of commodity flows, which is resulting in the increasing interconnection of the global financial markets.

International connections and market access

For Switzerland as a financial center, but also as a business location with a small domestic market, access to foreign markets is of key importance. Due to Switzerland’s economic integration and geographical position in Europe, safeguarding good relationships with the EU is also a prime concern.
As part of the implementation of its financial market policy in relations with third countries, and to safeguard and improve market access, Switzerland can conclude inter-governmental agreements with other countries.