The Swiss Business Hub ASEAN is part of the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore with antenna offices in the Embassies of Switzerland in, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Vietnam (Hanoi) and at the Consulate General of Switzerland in Ho Chi Minh City. It promotes commercial relations between Switzerland and the Association of South East Asian Nations.
With the aim of fostering exports and investments more proactively, in 2001 Switzerland decided to upgrade the trade sections of selected Embassies and Consulates General around the world into Swiss Business Hubs. A network of 22 hubs exists today, providing Swiss companies with worldwide assistance in developing new potential for their international business and promoting Switzerland as a business location. The Swiss Business Hubs' activities are supported by Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), which has been officially commissioned by the Swiss government to promote exports, imports and investments. Swiss Business Hubs can be found in Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the USA.
All three Mandates (Export, Import and Investment Promotion) are official Mandates carried out by Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) on behalf of the Swiss Government (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO).