Switzerland, bordered by Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy and France, is a country of 41,285 km2, with a population of over 8.5 million and a GDP of CHF 669 billion in 2017 (Sources: Federal Statistical Office, DGTPE, European Commission, Swiss Confederation).
The Swiss economy is one of the most prosperous in the world, even thought it has no natural resources nor direct access to the sea. Switzerland is known for the emergence of its service sectors which is very powerful, particularly in banking, insurance, transport, consulting, telecommunications and ICT (information and communication technologies) areas.
The European Union is the most important trading partner of Switzerland, Germany being the first.
France also contributes to the Swiss economy. Relations between both countries are rich and strong, being strengthened by a common language, human, political, economic and cultural exchanges, as well as tourism. French investments represent around 60,000 jobs.
In order to perfectly meet its customers’ needs on the Swiss market, Simon Associés has developped privileged relations with economic and legal partners locally.