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February 26, 2023

Newsletter February 2023

InvitationVisit Company/Factory: JTI – Japan Tobacco InternationalMarch 22, 2023 Japan Tobacco International is a global company with international headquarters in Geneva. JTI operates in over 130 countries with over 48’000 employees worldwide. Its brands are such […]

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January 31, 2023

SJCC in January 2023

Dear Members and Friends I am pleased to send you the first President’s letter of the year. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda is due to step down in April after the longest stint at the helm of […]

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November 16, 2022

Chairman of SNB speaks at SJCC

SJCC welcomed Thomas J. Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank, on November 15. He talked about SNB’s view of the economic situation and the current risks and explained the SNB’s monetary […]

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November 7, 2022

SJCC in November 2022

Dear Members and Friends, Global economic activity is experiencing a broad-based and sharper-than-expected slowdown, with inflation higher than seen in several decades. The Japanese government unveiled a USD 200bn stimulus in fresh spending to ease the […]

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September 15, 2022

Business, Parliamentarians, and Government Raise the Flag for Closer Swiss Japanese Ties

State Secretary Budliger Artieda spoke at the annual reception of the parliamentary friendship group Switzerland-Japan about the state of the bilateral relations and her priorities as SECO Director, which include the long overdue update of the […]

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September 11, 2022

SJCC in September 2022

Dear Members and Friends, Challenges and uncertainties have increased in business. Reliable and trustworthy partners are of uttermost importance. Japan and Switzerland share such relations and the SJCC provides you with a relevant forum and information […]

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December 15, 2021

SJCC in December 2021

Dear members and friends Approaching the end of the year, I would like to thank you for the support you have shown towards the SJCC in 2021. Once again, a challenging year is coming to an […]

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December 10, 2021

Ursprung concludes his time as Managing Director of the SJCC after 6 years

Dominique Ursprung was appointed as managing director of the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce (SJCC) in December 2015, and has served for the association in this role since then. After six inspiring years, Ursprung has decided to […]

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November 4, 2021

SJCC in November 2021

Dear SJCC Members and Friends Japan’s new government, strengthened by an election victory last week, and the central bank have just confirmed their commitment to a key 2013 pledge to cooperate on achieving 2% inflation, a […]

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October 27, 2021

FTAs: Importers pay too much customs duty

Every year, Swiss importers pay CHF 400 million in customs duties that they would not have to pay under free trade agreements (FTA). In the case of Japan, the remaining savings potential is CHF 7 million […]

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October 25, 2021

Upcoming Japanese Culture Training Webinars

SJCC Member Japan Consulting Office (JCO) regularly offers public courses in different countries that focus on business culture and will greatly improve mutual understanding, communication and efficiency when working with Japanese or non-Japanese colleagues. Click here […]

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October 15, 2021

Switzerland’s lack of vision in foreign economic policy

On 13 October 2021, Avenir Suisse has published a report about the current state of Switzerland’s foreign economic policy. It concludes that not much has been achieved in the last five years when it comes to […]

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