Since 2010, China has been Switzerland's biggest trading partner in Asia and third largest globally after the EU and the United States.
A bilateral free trade agreement was signed in Beijing in 2013 and entered into force on 1 July 2014. The agreement contains provisions on trade in goods and services, non-tariff barriers to trade, intellectual property protection, and sustainable trade and development. In addition, since 2013 the People's Bank of China and the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters (SIF) have been engaged in a regular dialogue on financial matters.
In 2019, Switzerland and China signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on third-party market cooperation in connection with China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Since 2007, Switzerland and China have also conducted a bilateral dialogue on intellectual property. Regular bilateral exchanges also take place in the context of the Switzerland-China Joint Economic Commission.
Country information, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
Switzerland–China free trade agreement (SECO)
Trade Promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise (SGE)
Swiss Business Hub China
Switzerland-China Dialogue on the Protection of Intellectual Property (IPI)
MoU on third-party market cooperation in connection with BRI