Attaché Report (GAIN)

Switzerland: Summary of WTO Biotechnology Seminar

The third annual Post-organized biotechnology seminar entitled “Biotechnology and Sustainable Agricultural Production” was held June 13, 2017 at the WTO.
The Philippines and Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland – signed a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on April 28, 2016.
With the removal in January 2014 of a 5 CHF duty per straw, U.S. bovine genetic exports to Switzerland have been on the rise.
FAS Geneva organized a biotechnology seminar entitled “The Impact of Biotechnology on Developing World Agriculture, Nutrition, and the Environment” on September 22, 2015 at the WTO.
With the removal in January of 2014 of a 5 CHF duty per straw, U.S. bovine genetic exports to Switzerland have been on the rise.