2017 - Apr 17, 2017

Roundtable in May: Sino-Swiss Trade Agreement

The free trade agreement (FTA) signed between Switzerland and China in 2013 is among the most ambitious trade deals signed by both countries to date.  During Xi Jinping’s state visit to Switzerland this year, both governments have agreed to upgrade the FTA agreement to benefit more Swiss companies. To take advantage of the positive economic environment, Swiss Center Shanghai will organize a Roundtable on the Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement on May 19th.

The Swiss Centers, with its trade expertise and long-standing relations with local authorities, acts in between Swiss companies and Chinese authorities to secure successful implementation of FTA rates on qualified Swiss exports. Delegates from Shanghai Customs Bureau and the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Administration (FTZ) will attend the roundtable. Through open dialogue, we hope to relay to the authorities the main challenges that Swiss companies encounter with the FTA at the operational level.

It is far from easy to file a successful FTA application. However, with a practical and solution-oriented approach, we firmly believe that clarity can be provided on what goes wrong and how to fix it. Therefore, this roundtable offers each Swiss company the opportunity to present their most pressing challenges to the panel for discussion and troubleshoot.



Discussion, exchange between Swiss companies and Q&A monitored by the Swiss Center Shanghai.

Target audience :

Swiss companies


Date & Time

Friday 19th May, 2017 13:30-16:00
13:30 – 14:00: Registration
14:00 – 14:20: Introduction and presentation by Swiss Center Shanghai, Vanessa Xu
14:15 – 15:15: Q&A and exchange between the participants.
15:15 – 16:00: Networking



100RMB for members of Swiss Center OR SwissCham

200RMB for non-members.


swissnex Shanghai Office,

Room 2210, Building A, Far East International Plaza 319, Xianxia Road



About the Speaker

123Vanessa XU, Trade Specialist, Swiss Center Shanghai Vanessa obtained a degree in International Trading and Logistics Management and has 14 years of professional experience in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone in international trade, logistics, and capital flow. At Swiss Center Shanghai, Her role is to support and smoothen trade operations for Swiss Center member SMEs members and to drive them to success in China.

Her specialty is in import/export trading solutions, working closely with the CIQ (China Inspection and Quarantine Services) and other customs authorities. She is responsible for analysis of product HS codes and administration of trade documents, to ensure that all documentation is best-practiced to take advantage of free trade policies and to align with newest government regulations.


Join the Roundtable

Before joining the roundtable, we would appreciate it very much if you took the time to fill in our short, anonymous online questionnaire (5 minutes max). The questionnaire is a vital tool for making the roundtable of value and relevant to you!


Click on “Register” on this page and fill your details to sign up!