SGE and JETRO strengthen their collaboration

Jul 14, 2014

Switzerland Global Enterprise (SGE) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on July 9, in Tokyo, Japan. The MoU will strengthen the mutual cooperation between the two organizations and aim at further expansion of trade and investment between Japan and Switzerland.

And please talk to JETRO first about business in Japan and see more of what we offer. We are looking forward to assisting you in setting up your business in Japan!

JETRO Chairman and CEO Ishige (left) and S-GE CEO Küng signing MOU
JETRO Chairman and CEO Hiroyuki Ishige (left) and S-GE CEO Daniel Küng signing MOU

Strengthen the mutual cooperation

The MoU was signed by JETRO Chairman and CEO Hiroyuki Ishige and S-GE CEO Daniel Küng at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The signature took place in the presence of State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kazuyoshi Akaba and Swiss Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, on the occasion of the Federal Councillor's visit to Japan.

Through the MOU, both parties have pledged to the following:
1.Sharing information on best practices and successful cases of trade and investment
2.Supporting the other party in organizing seminars and dispatching business delegations
3.Providing the other party with referrals of companies of its own country interested in making direct investment in the other country
4.Promoting cooperation between Japanese and Swiss companies in third countries
5.Supporting the "Agreement on Free Trade and Economic Partnership between Japan and the Swiss Confederation" (Japan-Swiss EPA)

(From left) METI State Minister Akaba, JETRO Chairman Ishige, S-GE CEO Küng and Swiss Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann
(From left) METI State Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba, JETRO Chairman Hiroyuki Ishige, S-GE CEO Daniel Küng and Swiss Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann

"Talk to JETRO first"

JETRO Geneva’s office will make all efforts to further collaborate with SGE, in order to help Swiss companies to enter the Japanese market.

Furthermore, we would like to ask you to “Talk to JETRO first” for all inquiries related to the entry into the Japanese market. We will be pleased to visit your companies, respond to your inquiries, and assist you in setting up your business in Japan.