SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce
News / 2014

FTEPA Switzerland-Japan 5 Years in Force

September 2, 2014

Swiss Importers have saved 41 Millions Swiss Francs on duties, mainly on vehicles: The bilateral Free Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement (FTEPA) Switzerand-Japan entered into force on September 1st, 2009. 5 years after – was it of practical use for the Swiss importers of Japanese goods? A statistical analysis by PD Ph.D. Patrick Ziltener of the University of Zurich on behalf of the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce (SJCC) based on data from the Swiss Customs Directorate now provides some answers.