Swiss Import Promotion Program (SIPPO) 2021-2025
The Swiss Import Promotion Program SIPPO 2021-2025 supports Business Support Organisations (BSO), such as trade-related ministries and agencies, private trade promotion service providers, consultants, trade promotion organisations, and industry organisations thereby facilitating access for exporting companies to the Swiss and international markets.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
In 2017, SIPPO changed its delivery approach, moving away from direct support to export-ready companies to an indirect approach through institutional strengthening and improving export promotion services of local BSOs. SIPPO 2021-2025 will enhance this approach, by increasing flexibility of SIPPO’s advisory services, promoting further decentralisation and digitalisation. This will enable the program to react better to changing priorities and sectoral trends in partner countries, as well as create more synergies with the Swiss development cooperation portfolio.
SIPPO 2021-2025 is a multi-country program supporting BSOs to facilitate access to the Swiss, European and regional markets for exporting companies from developing and transition countries. As an overarching vision for change, the program aims to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth for SIPPO partner countries through better integration into world trade. The program is active in 11 partner countries and 6 core sectors, supporting around 50 BSOs by contributing to institutional strengthening through capacity development and improved services in the area of export promotion. In addition, the program supports Swiss cooperation projects to promote integration into global value chains, and provides selective support to ad hoc requests from non-priority countries.
Outcome 1: BSOs in partner countries offer better services to export-ready companies, improving market access for sustainable products and services
Outcome 2: Swiss cooperation projects apply "last mile" knowledge to implement market access activities
Outcome 3: Stakeholders in non-priority countries access and use SIPPO "last mile" advisory services
Output 1.1: Business Support Organisations (BSOs) in partner countries have increased capacities to offer better market access services to export-ready companies
Output 1.2: Business Support Organisations (BSOs) in partner countries have improved links to import institutions and companies in Switzerland and Europe
Output 1.3: Business Support Organisations (BSOs) have strengthened their cooperation and networks to improve their service offer
Output 2.1: SECO VC projects have access to trade knowledge and networks
Output 3.1: Requested assistance services are available to relevant stakeholders
Results from previous phases:
SIPPO 2017-2021 contributed to the creation/retention of roughly 125’000 jobs contributing to an increase of export turnover amounting to approximately CHF 2 billion. The program’s activities reached more than 2,000 companies through BSO trainings, contributed to the creation of 211 new training modules on export promotion, and to nearly 4,000 additional members and/or clients in BSOs. SIPPO 2017-2021 co-organised over 200 match making activities with 2’300 participating companies, enabling the conclusion of almost 8,000 binding offers.
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 22’400’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 0 Budget inclusive project partner CHF 24’600’000|
|Project phases||Phase 11 01.07.2021 - 30.07.2025 (Current phase) Phase 10 01.01.2017 - 30.06.2021 (Completed) Phase 8 23.02.2011 - 31.03.2017 (Completed)|