If the UK and Switzerland have an agreement with one of the other countries mentioned in the rules of origin, you can continue to use materials and, in some cases, the processing of that country in your exports to Switzerland. The trade agreement signed today by Switzerland and the United Kingdom guarantees the continuation of economic and trade rights and obligations arising from the agreements between Switzerland and the European Union (EU). The new agreement lays the groundwork for both sides to continue their strong economic and trade relations once the UK leaves the EU. The agreement is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2021 (or as soon as possible). The latest information is available at: THE EU trade agreement with Switzerland Businesses in the UK and Switzerland will welcome this agreement. Mobility is an important basis for the success of business relationships, which exceeds the expectations that many people thought were possible in the time allotted. The BSCC welcomes the signing of the continuity trade agreement between the UK government and Switzerland. An additional agreement was also signed today between Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the Principality of Liechtenstein to extend the relevant provisions of the Liechtenstein trade agreement within the framework of the Swiss Customs Union-Liechtenstein. But with 46 days to go before the UK`s departure, such continuity agreements were signed only with: see the list of minimum transactions contained in Article 7 of the Origin Protocol in the text of the trade agreement between the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The Minister for International Trade signed the agreement between Great Britain and Switzerland in Bern with Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin. This agreement – with another service company – is an important part of this vision. It provides significant continuity for businesses and paves the way for a more advanced agreement with Switzerland in the future. It is a signal that we are an open trading nation, ready to work with like-minded partners to break cross-border trade barriers and connect the world with capital.
Continuity of trade in services will ultimately benefit businesses and consumers in our countries and around the world. You can continue to use EU materials or processing in your exports to Switzerland. The United Kingdom and Switzerland must have met the requirements of the origin protocol. They must also ensure that the work or transformation carried out in the United Kingdom goes beyond the minimum operations set out in the agreement and that the other relevant conditions are met. Switzerland is one of the most valuable trading partners for which we seek continuity and represents a trade of more than $32 billion per year. The new agreement was concluded as part of the Federal Council`s “Mind the Gap” strategy. It repeats the vast majority of trade agreements with the EU that currently govern relations between Switzerland and the United Kingdom: the 1972 Free Trade Agreement, the Public Procurement Agreement, the Anti-Fraud Convention, the Mutual Recognition Agreement on Compliance Assessment and the 1999 Agricultural Convention. These various agreements have the effect of removing, or even removing, barriers to trade and discrimination in bilateral trade. Details have been added on how this agreement is different from the current EU agreement. The UK government has powers over trade agreements and international agreements, as well as the right and power to pass laws on all matters under parliamentary sovereignty, but the UK government will generally seek the compliant advice of the Devolved Parliament (s) when areas of agreement conflict with issues of decentralised jurisdiction. , regardless of its ability to legislate, as part of its integration strategy, Switzerland has concluded at an early stage a series of new agreements with the United Kingdom in the areas of trade, migration, road and air transport and insurance.