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Press releases and speeches

As English is not one of Switzerland's official languages only selected documents are translated into English. All translations are based on the definitive text in German. For further documents, kindly refer to the other languages.

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Switzerland's financial market policy
The Federal Council wants to conduct negotiations with partner countries on the automatic exchange of information (AEOI) in tax matters. In May 2014, the Federal Council adopted the draft negotiation mandates.  
National fiscal equalization
National fiscal equalization
The second efficacy report on fiscal equalization between the Confederation and the cantons confirms it is working well. It was possible for the financially weak cantons to be equipped with sufficient freely disposable financial resources and for cantonal financial autonomy to be strengthened.

New provisions in tourist traffic from 1 July 2014
New customs regulations will apply for tourist traffic from 1 July 2014. These will simplify the assessment of goods and make it more transparent. Moreover, the conditions will be created to enable travellers to declare their goods to Swiss Customs electronically in the future, before they even reach the border.
FinWeb
FinWeb: Financial market regulation reform projects in Switzerland
Everyone pulling together: with FinWeb, the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters (SIF) provides an overview of the most important regulatory projects which affect Switzerland as a financial centre. Content is regularly updated.

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