Switzerland trade mission aims to increase exports
Published 12/06/2014 | 02:30
UP TO 65 Irish companies have started a three-day trade mission to Switzerland in a bid to develop business links and increase Irish exports.
The Alpine nation is Ireland's sixth largest merchandise and services trading partner, with a total bilateral trade worth approximately €10bn recorded in 2011.
"This trade mission is about creating new Irish jobs and supporting existing ones by increasing Ireland's exports," he said.
"Switzerland is a very important market for Irish companies. The country has experienced consistently strong economic growth and is home to many Fortune 500 companies."
More than 200 Irish-owned companies are already successfully doing business in Switzerland, offering a wealth of innovative products and services to the pharmaceutical and medical devices sector, ICT, construction, engineering and NGOs.