Doing Business in Switzerland and in the U.S.

Swiss Business Hub USA

The Swiss Business Hub USA provides localized support, market information, consulting and networking services to Swiss companies venturing into the U.S. market. An experienced team of Trade Commissioners stands ready to support inquiries of all kind and serves as a first-hand local contact for companies - new and experienced - in the US market. In addition, the Swiss Business Hub actively promotes Switzerland as a highly attractive business and investment location for U.S. companies looking for growth in Switzerland and in Europe.

 

Export Promotion

The Swiss Business Hub is the key contact point for Swiss and Liechtenstein small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking for export opportunities in the US market. The Hub’s services include:

  • Market information and support
  • Detailed market and product analysis
  • Search for distributors, local representatives and partners and support for the establishment of communication channels
  • B2B / B2C sales pipeline development
  • Individual consulting and coaching of SMEs
  • Site location evaluation
  • Organization of events and fact finding missions for Swiss companies, associations and official delegations

 

Investment Promotion

The Swiss Business Hub proactively contacts and informs U.S.-based companies about the key advantages of Switzerland as a business and investment location. In close collaboration with cantonal and regional representatives as well as private-sector partners, the Hub supports foreign investors with the following services:

  • Communicating Switzerland’s unique selling points that relate to their business and industry
  • Facilitating contact to regional and cantonal economic development agencies
  • Connecting with research centers and universities
  • Meeting legal and administrative requirements
  • Obtaining work and residence permits
  • Defining the ideal corporate structure and explaining the Swiss tax system

 

All hubs have a first-rate network of contacts both in the host country and in Switzerland and are part of a Swiss Embassy or Consulate General.

 

Are you interested in exporting your products to the U.S. or in expanding your business to Switzerland? Contact us at:

 

Swiss Business Hub USA                                                                                           Consulate General of Switzerland                                                                              633 Third Avenue, 30th Floor                                                                                        New York, NY 10017

Tel. + 1 (212) 599 5700                                                                                                  Email: nyc.sbhusa@eda.admin.ch

 

Visit S-GE’s official website for more information: www.s-ge.com.

 

Contact information after region:

New York, NY 

Caroline Blaser,  Head

caroline.blaser@eda.admin.ch

Stewart Tipson, Trade Commissioner and Deputy Head

stewart-kurt.tipson@eda.admin.ch

Dan Bangser, Trade Commissioner Invest

daniel.bangser@eda.admin.ch

Lionel Mueller, Trade Commissioner

lionel.mueller@eda.admin.ch

Lisette Müry, Office Manager

lisette.muery@eda.admin.ch

 

Atlanta, GA

Kimberly Shulman, Trade Commissioner

kimberly.shulman@eda.admin.ch

 

San Francsico, CA                                           

Christoph Besmer, Deputy Head West Coast 

christoph.besmer@eda.admin.ch

Karine Jeanmonod-Wittmer, Trade Commissioner  

karine.jeanmonod-wittmer@eda.admin.ch

 

Los Angeles, CA                                       

Christoph Besmer, Deptuy Head West Coast 

christoph.besmer@eda.admin.ch

 

Boston, MA                                       

Sean Powers, Trade Commissioner

Sean-michael.powers@eda.admin.ch

 

 

Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce

The Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce plays a vital and active role in assisting Swiss companies in the United States and U.S. companies in Switzerland to expand their business.

 

The Chamber:

  • Promotes and facilitates better business relations between the U.S. and Switzerland.
  • Provides essential information about doing business in these markets.
  • Brings business leaders together to facilitate contacts and provide platforms for networking in both countries.
  • Represents the mutual interests of members and takes action to further their interests.
  • Facilitates the mobility of member firms and their employees in both countries.
  • Promotes both countries as advantageous places to do business.
  • Fosters good corporate citizenship to benefit the communities in which members do business.

Local chapters of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce:

 

Boston Chapter

Los Angeles Chapter

New York Chapter

San Francisco Chapter

Southeast Chapter