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President Xi Jinping's first visit to Switzerland this year has attracted much attention

  • Author:Orient Honest
  • Source:www.china-disposable.com
  • Release on :2017-01-20
In 2015, in the context of the decline in China-EU trade, China-Swiss trade volume rose against the market, an increase of 1.7%. According to Swiss customs statistics, from January to September 2016, China-Swiss bilateral import and export volume of $ 25.42 billion, an increase of 9.4% over the same period in 2015. This growth is largely due to the support of China and Switzerland for free trade.

In July 2013, China and Switzerland signed a free trade agreement, Switzerland became the first with China signed a free trade agreement of the European continent countries. Switzerland has a small land area, a small population, the domestic market capacity is not, has been a free and open international trade and investment system supporters and defenders. "FTA has opened up the market for Switzerland and has brought Switzerland the opportunity to trade with the world's largest market." Bai Ming, deputy director of the International Market Research Institute of the Ministry of Commerce's International Trade and Economic Cooperation Institute, told China Trade News Said in an interview.

On 16 January 2017, under the joint testimony of the leaders of the two countries, Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng and Schneider Oman, Minister of the Swiss Federal Ministry of Economy, Education and Research, signed the Agreement on the Upgrade of China-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement Memorandum of Understanding ", announced the launch of China-Swiss FTA upgrade joint study. China and Sweden will jointly discuss the possibility of upgrading and enriching the contents of the agreement, in order to further enhance the level of bilateral economic and trade cooperation and promote economic and trade cooperation to a new level to create favorable conditions.