Swiss Flag Raising at San Francisco City Hall
Happy Swiss National Day! Impressions from the Swiss Flag Raising by Ambassador Balz Abplanalp, Consul General of Switzerland, at San Francisco City Hall with representatives of the Swiss Consulate, Swiss Clubs of Northern California and the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.
New details released regarding travelling to the USA
Dear members and friends, On October 25, the White House has released further details regarding travels from Switzerland (and other countries) to the USA. Starting November 8, non-citizen, non-immigrant air travelers to the USA will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination prior to boarding an airplane to the USA. […]
New Swiss Amcham Report on the Future of Swiss Companies in the USA
Dear members and friends, Yesterday, September 28, 2021, we published a new report “Economics of change: Exploring opportunities and challenges of Swiss companies in the U.S.”. Some 80 people participated in a hybrid event, with presentation of the report by Marco Huwiler, Country Managing Director Switzerland of Accenture, and Martin Naville. We then enjoyed a […]
US Chapter Report Q1, 2021
US Chapter Report Q1, 2021 Dear members of the local US Chapters, A Chinese saying, normally hurlded at enemies, says “May you live in interesting times”. Well interesting times it is! In all sectors of Swiss Amcham’s involvement, we have seen some exciting news, for good and for bad. USA viewed from Switzerland The “Storm […]
U.S. Treasury labels Switzerland a currency manipulator – let’s not get overly excited!
On December 16, 2020, the US Treasury released its semi-annual report “Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States”. In this report, Switzerland and Vietnam get singled out as currency manipulators. Ten other countries, including Germany, China, Italy, Singapore and Japan, have been named on the Treasury’s “Monitoring List”. Swiss […]
US chapter report H1, 2019
Dear members of the local US Chapter Boards, After a successful Annual General Meeting on June 24 (see the latest Businessnews https://www.amcham.ch/newsletters/BN_394_July2019.pdf), the final redaction of the upcoming Yearbook (will be with you at the end of August) and some great vacations, I would like to give you an overview of the relevant topics currently […]
Experience Exchange Meeting
On July 24th, the Consulate General of Switzerland and swissnex San Francisco invited a delegation of Swiss entrepreneurs, corporate executives from the Bay Area as well as representatives of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco Chapter to a meeting and reception at Pier 17. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together […]
Quarterly overview of Swiss Amcham issues (September 2018)
This is a working document summarizing the main issues currently covered by Swiss Amcham. Issues may belong to one and/or the other main thrusts of Swiss Amcham’s work, i.e. addressing economic policy issues between the USA and Switzerland or issues hindering optimal operations for multinational companies based in Switzerland – Swiss and foreign, large and […]
Swiss-US Business relationship: A great success story is at risk!
We need a Swiss-USA Free Trade Agreement Now! Dear members and friends, Welcome back from a record summer. I hope you are well relaxed and ready to grapple with a “hot fall”. The good news first: For many years, the business relationship between Switzerland and the USA has developed astonishingly well! While the media and […]