Switzerland: Resources

Government Resources
Main Government Page admin.ch
Statistics Office bfs.admin.ch
Central Banks snb.ch
Stock Exchanges six-swiss-exchange.com
Commerce Ministry seco.admin.ch
Export Promotion Agency s-ge.com
Investment Promotion Agency s-ge.com

Company Directories

Switzerland: SWISSFIRMS

SWISSFIRMS provides a search engine that allows users to seek out companies that are members of the Swiss Chamber of Congress based upon name, location, and what the company produces. In addition, the site offers the ability to search by various fields and sub-fields of those categories. Business links regarding associations, events, statistics, and the Swiss economy are available as well. The site also publishes a newsletter three to five times per year, but a subscription is needed. Certain features of the site are reserved for members, but a majority of the information is freely accessible.

News Sites

Switzerland: L'Agefi

Economy, finance, technology, investment, and world stock exchanges are some of the issues covered by L'Agefi, a daily newspaper from Switzerland. A paid subscription to the paper is required for some of the website's articles. Only available in French.

Regulatory Agency Sites

Switzerland: Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection, and Sports (DDPS)

The Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection, and Sports of Switzerland (DDPS) is structured into six sectors: defense, civil protection, sports, environment, security policy, and procurement. The missions of the DDPS include area security, subsidiary operations to prevent dangers, protection of the citizens, promoting training, instruction, and research of sport; and researching the supplies of the armed forces. The website offers latest news regarding these topics.

Switzerland: Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)

The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) handles issues related to telecommunications, broadcasting, and post. OFCOM is responsible for regulating industries and ensuring the quality of communications. This site provides access to legislation addressing the communications sector as well as a database of facts and figures, including TV and radio statistics.

Switzerland: Financial Markets Authority (FINMA)

The Financial Markets Authority (FINMA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Swiss financial services industry. The site contains information on regulation, enforcement, and institutions. Also provided are publications such as speeches, news articles, and fact sheets which provide information about specific functions and structures of FINMA. 

Switzerland: Independent Complaints Authority for Radio and Television (ICA)

The Independent Complaints Authority for Radio and Television (ICA) determines whether broadcasted programs have violated law or telecommunications legislation. The ICA assess complaints concerning radio and television. This full site is only available in German, French, and Italian.

Switzerland: Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic)

The Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic) ensures that authorized therapeutic products are of high quality, effective, and safe. Its goal is to protect the health of humans and animals and to also safeguard Switzerland as a location for industry and research. Their site provides the latest news in the Swiss therapeutic industry and information on licensing, authorizations, market surveillance, and legal matters.

 

Switzerland: Swiss Space Center

The Swiss Space Center aims to perform research that benefits the daily lives of those in Switzerland and increase technological precision. Its website contains recent center and space-related news, upcoming events, and information for students and professionals. 

Other Resources

Switzerland: Basel Chamber of Commerce

The Basel Chamber of Commerce is an association of over 900 companies in industry, commerce, and services along with 1,200 individual members. It promotes the creation of new businesses and the relocation of companies into the Basel area. The site offers information on government regulations, the process of arbitration, and an events page for various business opportunities. Only available in German.

Switzerland: Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO)

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) assists small and medium-sized enterprises from developing and transition countries in gaining access to the Swiss and European Union markets. The site provides a listing of trade promotion events, an exporter's directory, and various publications.

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