Development of new projects in non-sanctioned economic, industrial and commercial areas

This video highlights the current problems and trends in Russian-Swiss trade relations, as well as potential areas of cooperation. It also introduces the Russian Trade Mission in Switzerland and its main tasks.

Key Insights

  • 💼 The Russian Trade Mission in Switzerland plays a crucial role in promoting trade and economic relations between the two countries, adapting its activities to the current situation.
  • 💰 The sanctions imposed by Switzerland have had significant impacts on transnational payments, supply chains, and the relocation of Russian businesses, requiring innovative solutions.
  • 🤝 Close collaboration with the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland and professional/business associations helps find the best solutions for Russian-Swiss trade cooperation.
  • 📊 The analysis of bilateral trade and economic relations reveals four groups of Swiss companies in terms of doing business in Russia, ranging from those who left the market to those planning to enter or continue cooperation.
  • 💡 Despite the challenges, there are still potential areas of cooperation between Russia and Switzerland, particularly in energy, healthcare, agriculture, software, and tourism.
  • 🌐 The Russian Trade Mission provides support and assistance to Russian and Swiss partners interested in doing business in each other’s countries, acting as a mediator to solve problems.
  • 🌍 The main goal of the Russian Trade Mission is to remain constructive and maintain strong ties between Russia and Switzerland, benefiting both nations in the long run.


Svetlana Chiriaeva

Swiss Russian Chamber of Commerce
Dufourstrasse 60
8000 Zurich


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