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2018 South America trip


Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer is travelling with financial and fintech representatives to South America

From 18 to 20 July 2018, Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer will make a working visit to Brazil and Argentina. He will be accompanied by the State Secretary for International Financial Matters Jörg Gasser and representatives of the Swiss financial and fintech sectors.  

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Insurance agreement

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Switzerland and EU adapt their insurance agreement

Switzerland and the EU have been adapting their Direct Insurance Agreement which has existed since 1989 to the new regulatory requirements. The mixed committee with representatives from both sides adopted the changes on 3 July 2018 and brought them into effect. Thereby the agreement is also in line with the future requirements of the Swiss insurance business.

TP17 / AHV financing

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TP17 becomes TRAF (Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing)

On 7 June 2018, the Council of States included CHF 2 billion for the AHV in tax proposal 17 (TP17) as form of socio-political compensation. Consequently, the proposal is now known as the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF). The proposal will now be considered by the National Council.


big data

Digitisation is increasingly shaping today's society

The Federal Department of Finance (FDF) is reviewing the prerequisites for expanding powers and implementing digitisation at federal level. The FDF is already active in the area of digitisation.

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Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer

Ueli Maurer, vice president of the Federal Council 2018

Ueli Maurer was elected to the Federal Council in 2008. He has been Head of the FDF since January 2016.

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