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Corporate tax reform III


Federal Council for adoption of third series of corporate tax reforms

In the media conference of 27 October 2016, Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer outlined the Federal Council's arguments in favour of adopting the third series of corporate tax reforms. The reform ensures Switzerland's appeal as a business location. There will be a vote on the proposal on 12 February 2017.

Dossier CTR III

Financial market policy

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Future-oriented financial market policy

The Federal Council has adopted a report with which it lays the foundations for a future-oriented financial market policy. The competitiveness of the Swiss financial centre is to be enhanced with five thrusts.

Swiss foreign trade

Communiqué Commerce extérieur

Swiss foreign trade: Growth trend continues

Exports grew by 8.1% between July and September 2016. Exports to the United States, Japan and Germany reached record levels.

Border protection


Stronger border protection

The Federal Council has initiated the consultation on the adoption and implementation of the European Border and Coast Guard Regulation. More extensive European external border protection should thereby be ensured.

IMF and World Bank

Press release IMF

Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

The official IMF statement by Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer from the 2016 joint Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C.

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Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer

Ueli Maurer

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

FDF press releases

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