Market sccess

Market sccess

Market access

Access to foreign markets is of strategic importance for ensuring the Swiss financial centre’s ability to remain competitive.

The equivalence process

The Swiss banks make a significant contribution to value creation in Switzerland and provide high-skilled jobs. The prerequisites for this are framework conditions that enable the banks, also in future, to prove their international competitiveness. Access for Swiss financial services providers to foreign markets is of strategic importance in this regard. Market access means that Swiss banks can export their services out of Switzerland. The EU represents an important market for the Swiss banks’ export business.

Brexit and Switzerland-UK relations in the financial sector

Switzerland and the UK have enjoyed intensive and multifaceted bilateral relations for many years. Both countries also have leading global financial centres. Because the UK is one of the key markets for the Swiss banks’ export business, it is very important that post Brexit and after the end of the transition period, relations with the UK not only remain as undisrupted as possible, but that they are also deepened in a targeted manner.