Rules-based trade system

Use digital tools

03.03.2021 - SECO creates favourable framework conditions for international trade. These increase the chances of developing countries on overseas markets. On 25 March 2021, a virtual event hosted by the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the World Trade Organisation and the European Free Trade Association, in partnership with the International Trade Centre , will show ways in which companies can use digital tools to provide access to promising markets.

Economic cooperation program Indonesia

Indonesien 2021-2024

Competitiveness and sustainability

25.02.2021 - Switzerland and Indonesia renewed their development cooperation by launching SECO’s Economic Development Cooperation Program with Indonesia 2021-2024. The SECO will provide CHF 65 million in grant funding to support Indonesia in becoming a more competitive, resilient and equitable economy.

Economic Development Cooperation Program (PDF, 5 MB, 17.02.2021) Indonesia

International cooperation strategy 2021–2024

Kolumbianische Bauarbeiter auf dem Weg zur Arbeit

Economic growth and sustainable prosperity

01.01.2021 - Switzerland’s new strategy for international cooperation came into force at the beginning of January 2021. SECO will focus on promoting reliable framework conditions and private-sector initiatives in its partner countries. With Swiss expertise and innovative approaches, it aims to facilitate economic growth and sustainable prosperity.  

Press releases


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What does SECO do?


Confronting challenges

Stories about how SECO reduces poverty and mitigates global risks.

What is its strategy?


Strategic focus

SECO works to achieve sustainable economic growth that benefits everyone.

Where does it operate?


Country portfolio

SECO supports people living in countries that face important poverty and development problems.

The coronavirus crisis

SECO responds

SECO supports its partner countries in tackling the coronavirus crisis and its consequences.