International Trading Companies

Switzerland has long been a popular location for International Trading Companies, whose business consists of buying commodities and selling them on to third parties. Besides the very competitive tax regime, many international groups choose Switzerland as the location for their trading companies as:

  • Switzerland is in the heart of the European continent and as such is easy to access by car, train or plane
  • The local work force is highly skilled and efficient
  • Excellent infrastructure
  • First class business support (lawyers, insurance companies and fiduciary services)
  • The banking industry is one of the most developed in the world
  • Political, social and economical stability
  • Switzerland is consistently ranked world number one in the World Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum
  • Government Economic Development Offices assist foreign enterprises to set up their respective companies in each region of Switzerland

Uses and advantages of international trading companies:

  • Profits of international trading companies benefit in all cantons of tax reduction, bringing the overall corporate income tax down to approximately 10%.

Our Services include:

  • Tax analysis of the most adequate structure, with the support of our local tax experts
  • Set up and management of the structure
  • Incorporation and domiciliation of companies
  • Provision of board members
  • Liquidation of companies
  • Business plans
  • Fund raising support
  • Debtors’ recovery services
  • Drafting/review of legal documents and agreements