Industry Associations in Switzerland

ICC Switzerland

ICC Switzerland is an ICC national committee. These national bodies comprise leading companies and business associations in their countries or territories. National committees shape ICC policies and alert their governments to international business concerns. Companies and business associations interested in joining are invited to contact ICC Switzerland.

Welcome to ICC, a unique global business organization. ICC is – and has been throughout its long existence – a steadfast rallying point for those who believe, like our founders, that strengthening commercial ties among nations is not only good for business but good for global living standards and good for peace.
John Danilovich, ICC Secretary General

To that end, ICC provides a forum for businesses and other organizations to examine and better comprehend the nature and significance of the major shifts taking place in the world economy. We also offer an influential and respected channel for supplying business leadership to help governments manage those shifts in a collaborative manner for the benefit of the world economy as a whole.

While policy advocacy is a major part of ICC’s work, everything else we do is also devoted to promoting international trade and investment. Indeed, much of our work is of a very practical nature, focussed on making it easier for business to operate internationally. Our world-renowned commercial arbitration service is a form of impartial and dependable private justice that gives more security to commercial partners doing business across frontiers.

Drawing on the expertise and experience of its worldwide membership, ICC has also over time developed a large array of voluntary rules, guidelines, and codes – - sometimes referred to as ‘trade tools’ –- which facilitate cross-border transactions and help spread best practice among companies. A notable example is ICC’s famous Incoterms® rules –- first elaborated in 1936 –- which are accepted as the global standard for the interpretation of the most common terms used in contracts for the international sale of goods.

ICC strives to ensure that the emerging new world, with new poles of power and leadership, stays faithful to the precept that international trade and investment and the market economy system are key factors in raising and spreading wealth.

I remain convinced that the core values that led to the creation of ICC over 90 years ago are as relevant today as they were then. Those values will continue to provide a compass for our efforts on behalf of business to help shape the new world that is emerging.

c/o economiesuisse, Hegibachstrasse 47
8032 Zurich
Tel: +41 44 4213450
Fax: +41 44 4213488

Switzerland Global Enterprise

Switzerland Global Enterprise was founded as a non-profit association in Lausanne in 1927. It informs, advises and guides SMEs from Switzerland and Liechtenstein in their international business ventures. It links companies, experts and private and public organisations around the world, thus facilitating efficient promotion of foreign trade. Apart from export promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise has also been responsible for promoting Switzerland as a business location abroad since the beginning of 2008, as well as for promoting imports from selected developing and transition countries. In addition, Switzerland Global Enterprise runs 21 Swiss Business Hubs abroad, most of which are based in Swiss embassies. These offices provide guidance to Swiss exporters on four continents and promote Switzerland as a business location abroad.

Vision and mission

  • Switzerland Global Enterprise informs, advises and assists clients with international business projects.
  • Switzerland Global Enterprise links companies, experts and both private and public organisations around the world.
  • Switzerland Global Enterprise works with a broad network of dedicated and competent partners.
  • Switzerland Global Enterprise employs a professional and market savvy staff who supports companies in their international business projects.
  • Switzerland Global Enterprise offers its clients objective and non-partisan support, acting as a publicly financed non-profit company.

Swiss Business Hub India
Head of Swiss Business Hub India
502 Dalamal House, 5th Floor, 206, Jamnalal Bajaj Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai
+91 22 4343 56 00