Competition & Regulatory Affairs

Competition is the core element of any market economy. In order for it to work, an effective but reasonable enforcement of the rules on all economic operators is necessary. We support effective competition based on transparent rules in all areas of economic policy—along with the removal of trade barriers, state supported monopolies or price distorting subsidies. In the long run, business location Switzerland cannot continue to play in the top league unless it promotes competition and entrepreneurial initiative.

Creating an optimal environment for all sectors of the economy is difficult and requires political finesse. While the legal framework must guarantee legal certainty and transparency it should also leave the greatest possible scope for entrepreneurial activity. Regulations designed to cover every conceivable risk choke off initiative. Instead of meddling with the organization and operation of local companies the government should devise an optimal framework that allows Switzerland to position itself as an attractive, reliable and, above all, legally valid business location.