The Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SwissCham) is a network of private associations registered in Switzerland and China. Over 600 corporate and individual members, among them the leading Swiss companies in trade, industry and financial services have, joined the Chamber; making it one of the largest and most active in Switzerland and China. The Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce was established in 1980 in Zurich, and in 1996 opened a representative office in Beijing. In 2001, the latter became a proper Chamber of Commerce registered under PRC law.
SwissCham thus operates with two national organizations and five regional chapters in Beijing, Shanghai, Zurich, Geneva and Lugano. Since its inception, SwissCham has contributed to the development of the Swiss-Sino economic relations and continuously assisted the many Swiss companies doing business with China and vice versa.