Switzerland

2021 Trade facilitation score of 90.32%
Transparency: 100%; Formalities: 95.83%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 81.48%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 83.33%.

2019 Trade facilitation score of 81.72%
Transparency: 100%; Formalities: 95.83%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 55.56%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 77.78%.

2017 Trade facilitation score of 78.49%
Transparency: 100%; Formalities: 87.5%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 51.85%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 77.78%.

2015 Trade facilitation score of 74.19%
Transparency: 100%; Formalities: 87.5%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 44.44%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 66.67%.

# Measure Survey 2015 Survey 2017 Survey 2019 Survey 2021 Change**
1 National Trade Facilitation Committee or similar body* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
2 Publication of existing import-export regulations on the internet Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
3 Stakeholders` consultation on new draft regulations (prior to their finalization) Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
4 Advance publication/notification of new trade-related regulations before their implementation* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
5 Advance ruling on tariff classification and origin of imported goods* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
6 Risk management Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
7 Pre-arrival processing Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
8 Post-clearance audits* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
9 Independent appeal mechanism Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
10 Separation of Release from final determination of customs duties, taxes, fees and charges Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
11 Establishment and publication of average release times Not implemented Not implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
12 TF measures for authorized operators* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
13 Expedited shipments Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
14 Acceptance of copies of original supporting documents required for import, export or transit formalities* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
15 Automated Customs System* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
16 Internet connection available to Customs and other trade control agencies* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
17 Electronic Single Window System Not implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
18 Electronic submission of Customs declarations Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
19 Electronic application and issuance of import and export permit* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
20 Electronic Submission of Sea Cargo Manifests Not available Not available Not implemented Not available
21 Electronic Submission of Air Cargo Manifests Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented Planning stage
22 Electronic application and issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin Not implemented Not implemented Planning stage Planning stage
23 E-Payment of Customs Duties and Fees Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented Fully implemented
24 Electronic Application for Customs Refunds Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented Fully implemented
25 Laws and regulations for electronic transactions Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
26 Recognised certification authority Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
27 Electronic exchange of Customs Declaration* Planning stage Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
28 Electronic exchange of Certificate of Origin Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented Planning stage
29 Electronic exchange of Sanitary & Phyto-Sanitary Certificate Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
30 Paperless collection of payment from a documentary letter of credit* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
31 National legislative framework and/or institutional arrangements for border agencies cooperation* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
32 Government agencies delegating border controls to Customs authorities* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
33 Alignment of working days and hours with neighbouring countries at border crossings Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
34 Alignment of formalities and procedures with neighbouring countries at border crossings Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
35 Transit facilitation agreement(s)* Planning stage Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
36 Limit the physical inspections of transit goods and use risk assessment* Planning stage Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
37 Supporting pre-arrival processing for transit facilitation Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
38 Cooperation between agencies of countries involved in transit Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
39 Trade-related information measures for SMEs* Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
40 SMEs in AEO scheme* Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
41 SMEs access Single Window* Not available Not implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
42 SMEs in National Trade Facilitation Committee* Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
43 Other special measures for SMEs Not available Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented
44 Testing and laboratory facilities available to meet SPS of main trading partners* Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
45 National standards and accreditation bodies to facilitate compliance with SPS* Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
46 Electronic application and issuance of SPS certificates* Not available Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
47 Special treatment for perishable goods Not available Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented
48 TF policy/strategy to increase women’s participation in trade* Not available Do not know Not implemented Not implemented
49 TF measures to benefit women involved in trade* Not available Do not know Not implemented Not implemented
50 Women membership in the National Trade Facilitation Committee or similar bodies* Not available Not available Partially implemented Partially implemented
51 Single window facilitates traders access to finance* Not available Not available Partially implemented Partially implemented
52 Authorities engaged in blockchain-based supply chain project covering trade finance* Not available Not available Fully implemented Not implemented
53 Variety of trade finance services available Not available Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented
54 Agency in place to manage TF in times of crises and emergencies* Not available Not available Not available Fully implemented
55 Online publication of emergency TF measures* Not available Not available Not available Partially implemented
56 Coordination between countries on emergency TF measures* Not available Not available Not available Partially implemented
57 Additional trade facilitation measures to facilitate trade in times of emergencies* Not available Not available Not available Partially implemented
58 Plan in place to facilitate trade during future crises* Not available Not available Not available Fully implemented
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Trade facilitation score of 90.32% (2021)
Transparency: 100%; Formalities: 95.83%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 81.48%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 83.33%.

General Trade Facilitation Measures

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*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade Facilitation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not available
Planning stage
Planning stage
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Towards Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Planning stage
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Border Agency Cooperation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Fully implemented
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*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Facilitation for SMEs Measures

Fully implemented
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Partially implemented
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*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Agriculture Trade Facilitation Measures

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Women in Trade Facilitation Measures

Not implemented
Not implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Finance Facilitation Measures

Partially implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Facilitation in Times of Crisis Measures

Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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Trade facilitation score of 81.72% (2019)
Transparency: 100%; Formalities: 95.83%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 55.56%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 77.78%.

General Trade Facilitation Measures

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*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade Facilitation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
Planning stage
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Towards Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Border Agency Cooperation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Facilitation for SMEs Measures

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
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Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Agriculture Trade Facilitation Measures

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Women in Trade Facilitation Measures

Not implemented
Not implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Finance Facilitation Measures

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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Trade facilitation score of 78.49% (2017)
Transparency: 100%; Formalities: 87.5%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 51.85%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 77.78%.

General Trade Facilitation Measures

Fully implemented
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Not implemented
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*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade Facilitation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not available
Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Towards Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Border Agency Cooperation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Facilitation for SMEs Measures

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Agriculture Trade Facilitation Measures

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Women in Trade Facilitation Measures

Do not know
Do not know
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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Major
Ladder

Trade facilitation score of 74.19% (2015)
Transparency: 100%; Formalities: 87.5%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 44.44%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 66.67%.

General Trade Facilitation Measures

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
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Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade Facilitation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not available
Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Towards Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Planning stage
Not implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Border Agency Cooperation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Planning stage
Planning stage
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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