|Key Players Regarding the Conference:|
World Customs Organization, WCO, Belgium
SECO helps to ensure access to all markets for Swiss goods and services and investment. In that respect, SECO fosters the removal of multiple barriers to trade and seeks to develop customs policies based on trade facilitation principles, such as eGovernment-oriented solutions, both for the private and the public sectors.
In terms of foreign trade policy, SECO is active in the formulating of efficient, fair and transparent rules for the world economy. Switzerland's relations to the European Union are coordinated by the Integration Office, a joint office of the FDFA and the FDEA. SECO is also involved in efforts to reduce poverty in the form of economic development cooperation.
Swiss Federal Customs Administration is responsible for managing the customs border in such a way that it interferes as minimally as possible with the economy. The smooth cross-border movement of commercial goods is crucial for the attractiveness of Switzerland as a business location. FCA generate more than a third of the federal budget with their receipts.
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