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Amendment to the Capital Adequacy Ordinance to implement the final Basel III standards will enter into force in 2025

At its meeting on 29 November 2023, the Federal Council adopted the amendment to the Capital Adequacy Ordinance (CAO) for banks. This bill transposes the final Basel III standards adopted by the international Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) into Swiss law. The amended CAO will enter into force on 1 January 2025.


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Federal Council decides to remove exemption from duty for e-vehicles

During its meeting on 8 November 2023, the Federal Council took note of the results of the consultation on removing the exemption from duty for e-vehicles and approved an amendment to the Vehicle Duty Ordinance. The Federal Council's aim is to redress shortfalls in tax receipts and to secure the deposits flowing into the motorway and urban transportation fund.

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Federal Council adopts dispatch on introduction of a public liquidity backstop for systemically important banks

The Federal Council had already decided on the key parameters for a PLB to strengthen the stability of the financial sector in March 2022. In March 2023, the PLB was put into force by ordinance as part of the takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS. The PLB and certain provisions of the ordinance that are still required are now to be transferred into ordinary law. 


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