Trade and competitiveness

SECO builds on partner countries’ economic strengths and sales potential. It does this at a multilateral, regional and bilateral level.

To secure long-term growth, companies have to be able to trade and compete internationally. This means increasing productivity, which they can do with the right economic framework. Also, the more lucrative stages in product value chains should be kept in the partner countries.

SECO’s priorities

Favourable framework conditions for trade

For sustainable trade promotion, countries have to be familiar with international rules and negotiate and apply agreements to their advantage.

Business environment

Minimising corporate bureaucracy leaves companies more time to focus on their core business, to make investments and create jobs.

Enhancing competitiveness

Successful SMEs can compete internationally and enter new markets.

Last modification 28.08.2019

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