While the majority of Swiss and Liechtenstein companies in China has successfully been doing business, disputes between authorities and companies or between companies still occur from time to time. Particularly exposed to commercial difficulties are SMEs that may lack the necessary resources to anticipate the complex business and regulatory environment. Depending on the context, companies may incur significant reputational or financial damage when embroiled in commercial disputes. Swiss and Liechtenstein companies have faced challenges related to market entry, technical/non-technical barriers to trade, and legal aspects such as IP infringements and contract enforcement.
Guidelines of the Swiss Embassy in China for the support of Swiss and Liechtenstein companies asking for assistance to solve a problem of the company with Chinese business partners or Chinese authorities