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Save the dateFebruary 16, 20231:30 PM - 4:45 PM (GMT+8) Add to Calendar
Venue Location
Venue Location

Global Trade Center

No.300 Yinglun Road, Wai GaoQiao Free Trade Zone
Shanghai, China

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Contact Person: Nicole Sham
Event Details
Event Details

Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Switzerland and China in 2013 is among the most ambitious trade agreements signed by both countries to date. Both governments have agreed to upgrade the FTA in the near future.

Together with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai, Swiss Centers, the Research Institute for International Management of the University of St.Gallen and WGQ Group, SwissCham Shanghai is delighted to invite you to join the yearly roundtable discussion with the Shanghai custom authorities and Swiss companies representatives.

Through this event, you will have the opportunity to discuss the issues and challenges that you may encounter with the utilization of the SSFTA in practice.

With a practical and solution-oriented approach, we support the companies on the import and export and getting successful FTA applications. We firmly believe that the open dialogue and discussion will bring clarity to every participation and further enhance the FTA utilization and bring benefits to both countries.

IMPORTANT: To ensure efficient and productive discussion during the event, participants are invited to send their questions to us before February 14, 2023. Please send an email to Peter Bachmann ( with your questions in English or Chinese.

Event participation is limited to Swiss companies in the manufacturing and trading sectors.

Best Regards,

Your SwissCham Team


13:00 – 13:30 Registration

13:30 – 13:35 Welcome address

by Istvan Kocsis, Deputy Consul General of Switzerland

13:35 – 13:40 Welcome message

by WGQ group leader

13:40 – 14:00 Updates from the SSFTA survey

by Tomas Casas i Klett, Director of the China Competence Center at the University of St.Gallen- on-line speech

14:00 – 15:20 Roundtable

by Zhangzhen, Section Chief in country of original department of Shanghai Customs Bureau

by Lucky Ding, Trade Specialist of Swiss Centers

15:20 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 15:45 Introduction on WGQ Global Hub and its platform projects

15:45 – 16:10 Visit Global Hub

16:10 – 16:45 Visit Art Center


Member Price

RMB 200

Non-member Price

RMB 400
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Refund Policy & Disclaimer

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Please notice that Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (as the host of the event) will take photographs from the event and might post these on its public webpage and or social media platforms in order to create awareness of its events. By attending this event you consent to the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce Shanghai taking and using photographs of you as described above. Please contact [] if you have any inquiries related to this matter.