Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa


SECO launches innovative partnerships with the private sector

11.01.2019 – At the beginning of January, the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa, supported by SECO, launched in Bern seven projects in cocoa value chains. These projects pursue innovative approaches to improve the conditions of farming families and to make the cocoa cultivation more environmentally and climate-friendly.

Developing ambulance services for Jordan Civil Defense

Project successfully completed

12.12.2018 – The project "Developing ambulance services for Jordan Civil Defense (JCD)" was successfully completed with a project closing ceremony at the JCD headquarter in Amman. 144 fully equipped paramedical ambulances have been delivered and dispatched to JCD centers throughout Jordan, 993 paramedical staff have been trained and a quality assurance system has been introduced (see video).

Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO)

Eric Scheidegger - SIPPO Forum


22.11.2018 – Mid-November, the second Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) Forum took place in Basel. Ambassador Eric Scheidegger, Head of the Economic Policy Directorate of SECO, highlighted the importance of importing for Switzerland. Representatives from the private sector, the administration and international organisations deepened the topic.

Factsheet SIPPO (PDF, 211 kB, 08.08.2018)

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