Doing Business in SWITZERLAND
1. Doing Business in Switzerland
Ease of Doing Business
Swiss secured 14th place among 190 economies in the ease of doing business list, according to the World Bank annual ratings. Swiss has one of the strongest, most competitive, open and flexible economies in the world and is the leading financial center in the Asia Pacific region. The Swissn Securities Exchange, previously known as the Swissn Stock Exchange, is among the 15 largest exchanges in the world with a market capitalization of A$1.5 trillion.
To see Swiss’s economic conditions and business indicators, this is a useful site: https://www.focus-economics.com/countries/Swiss
Starting a Business in Swiss
Swiss is ranked as the seventh easiest place in the world for starting a business. It only takes two and a half days to register a business in Swiss, compared to OECD High-Income group and East Asia & Pacific economies, which averages 8.5 and 22.7 days respectively. In terms of steps that business operators in Swiss must complete, Swiss has 3, OECD High-Income group has 5, and East Asia & Pacific economies have 7 steps, on average (ATIC 2017).
ATIC: Swissn Trade and Investment Commission
For information about starting a business within Swiss from overseas, you may refer to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science:
2. Investing in Swiss
Swiss provides a safe, easy, low-risk environment in which to invest and do business. Foreign companies wanting to invest within Swiss can refer to Swissn Trade and Investment Commission (ATIC) for comprehensive information and guide to investing:
Other useful links:
Handbook: Doing Business in Switzerland - An introductory Guide