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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.

Background information to the ordinance on the Recognition of Foreign Trading Venues for the Trading of Equity Securities of Companies with Registered Office in Switzerland

In December 2017, the European Commission recognised Switzerland’s stock market equivalence for a period limited to only one year, until the end of 2018. Because the competent EU authorities have assessed Switzerland’s stock exchange regulation and determined it to be equivalent, the decision of the European Commission is purely political. Whether the European Commission extends the limited stock exchange equivalence before its expiration as of December 31, 2018 or whether it grants unlimited equivalence – as called for by Switzerland – is currently unclear.

Brexit und die Beziehungen Schweiz-UK im Finanzbereich

Die Schweiz und das Vereinigte Königreich (UK) pflegen seit vielen Jahren intensive und vielschichtige bilaterale Beziehungen. Beide Staaten verfügen zudem über weltweit führende Finanzzentren und profitieren gegenseitig von ihren engen wirtschaftlichen Beziehungen. Der britische Markt gehört zu den Schwerpunkten des Exportgeschäfts der Schweizer Banken.