2018 - Oct 17, 2018

Join the 2nd edition 2018 Roundtable: Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement on 13 November

Swiss Center Shanghai, with the support of SwissCham Shanghai, swissnex China and the University of St. Gallen, is pleased to invite you to the 2nd edition 2018 Roundtable on Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement, on Tuesday, 13 November, 2018.


Over a 100 million CHF worth of savings on customs duties were realized in 2017, for both Chinese and Swiss companies, according to a recently released Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement – 2018 Academic Evaluation Report by the Sino-Swiss Competence Center. Owing to the Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement (SSFTA), these significant amounts are expected to increase in the year 2018 and beyond.

Last year the SSFTA Roundtable gathered a delegation of 32 from the Swiss business community and Shanghai government authorities together in dialogue. Through open dialogue, the Swiss companies were provided pertinent feedback on the most pressing problems they face with securing the preferential rates on qualified exports.

This year delegates from Shanghai Customs Bureau and Professor Tomas CasasiKlett from the University of St. Gallen will attend the roundtable. We hope that this roundtable will offer each Swiss company the opportunity to present their main challenges to the panel for discussion and troubleshoot.


Date & Time
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 13:30-16:00

swissnex China office
Room 2210, Building A, Far East International Plaza 319, Xianxia Road, Shanghai

Target Participants
Swiss Companies


Price (Cash payment on site)
RMB 200 for Swiss Center OR SwissCham members
RMB 400 for Non-members


13:30 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome words
14:10 – 14:30 Presentation by Prof. Tomas CasasiKlett, Results of the Sino-Swiss FTA-2018 Academic Evaluation Report
14:30 – 15:30 Q&A and exchange between the participants
15:30 – 16:00 Networking


Please note that by clicking on “REGISTER NOW” you will be redirected to the SwissCham Page for sign-up.

IMPORTANT! As per the registration page, if you could please send the questions you will have for Shanghai Customs to Peter Bachmann p.bachmann@sha.swisscham.org before November 2, 2018. These questions will be vital tools to make the roundtable of value and relevant to you!