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EDC's Position

  • Actively pursuing business
  • Open under all programs, subject to regular approval criteria

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Country At A Glance

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Country Facts

Nominal GDP659.87 Billion USD
Population8.32 Million
Total Trade/GDP115.86%
CurrencySwiss Franc (CHF)
Merchandise Imports from Canada1,299.83 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment8,030 Million CAD
Main importsChemicals, Machinery & Equipment, Precision Instruments, Auto & Light Motor-vehicles, Watches, Jewellery

EDC in Switzerland

Canadian companies assisted191
International buyers insured496
Business volume997.06 Million CAD

Business Environment

Switzerland is a wealthy OECD country with a strong commercial relationship with Canada. The country enjoys a stable, healthy, modern economy with a strong political system. As most modern economies, trade is of high importance to Switzerland‘s market and the potential for Canadian companies is high. EDC sees excellent business and investment potential across a wide range of sectors in the market.

Key Industries

  • Biotechnology
  • Machinery - Packaging, Industrial & Analytical Instruments
  • Mining & Metals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Transportation Services

How we can support your business

Through our representation in Dusseldorf, Germany, we provide regional support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Switzerland. Our regional representatives have developed strategic relationships with major buyers in key sectors as well as an extensive network of local contacts in the market.

  • We are well positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
  • Learn more about our service offering.

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