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Bilateral Agreements

A set of bilateral agreements between Switzerland and India such as for the Avoidance of Double Taxation, the Promotion and Protection of Investments, Cooperation in Science and Technology, Intellectual Property and on Social Security constitutes a conducive legal framework for sound economic activity.

Currently, Switzerland together with the other EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and India are in process of negotiating a broad-based agreement on trade and investments. Such a free trade agreement will significantly improve mutual market access and lift the Swiss-Indo economic relations to a new level. Switzerland and India also institutionalized different fora such as the Joint Economic Commission to conduct regular dialogues with the aim to strengthen the economic ties.