Information technology (IT) is the backbone of most of today’s businesses. Unfortunately the value generated by IT investments is not adequately recognized by many organizations. IT is still seen as a cost driver, rather than an equal partner and value creator.
Revenues of Swiss shipping companies derived from activities in China are subject to Chinese Business Tax/VAT. Neither the current double tax treaty nor the new free trade agreement between Switzerland and China provide for an exemption from VAT. Switzerland intends to eliminate this disadvantage compared to other countries.
On 6 July 2013, the Chinese Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng, and the Swiss Federal Councillor, Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two nations. As a result, Switzerland will become the first country in continental Europe to enter in such an agreement with China. The Free Trade Agreement covers areas of trade in goods and […]