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Brexit: The priorities for European countries

Discover the priorities for the EU negotiations with our interactive map

With Article 50 now triggered, the UK enters a period of negotiation with the EU and its remaining 27 member states. But how do these countries differ in what they want to see from these negotiations?

The CBI is working to communicate the views of business on Brexit in Europe in order to encourage an outcome which is beneficial for both the economies of the UK and Europe and the businesses that operate there. Read more about what business wants from UK-EU negotiations.

This map below details our intelligence of the main political and economic priorities on a country-by-country basis across the EU with regards to Brexit.

EU member states

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Other European nations

  • Norway
  • Switzerland
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  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Automotive
      • Mechanical machinery
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Austria
    • Exports to Austria (% of total) – 0.5
    • Imports from Austria (% of total) – 0.7
  • Austria's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 3.1
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 1.9
  • Next national election – Before October 2018
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Ensuring continued trade flows with the UK, given that the UK is one of Belgium's largest export market
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Automotive
      • Oil and mineral fuels
      • Pharmaceuticals
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Oil and mineral fuels
  • UK's trade with Belgium
    • Exports to Belgium (% of total) – 3.0
    • Imports from Belgium (% of total) – 4.2
  • Belgium's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 8.9
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 4.9
  • Next national election – 23 March 2018
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Protecting the rights of Bulgarians living or working in the UK
    • Ensuring continued access to current levels of EU funding after departure of one of the EU's largest economies
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Machinery
      • Metals
      • Textiles
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Metals
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Bulgaria
    • Exports to Bulgaria (% of total) – 0.2
    • Imports from Bulgaria (% of total) – 0.1
  • Bulgaria's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 2.5
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 2.4
  • Next national election – 26 March 2017 (early election)
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Ensuring continued access to the same levels of EU funding
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Mechanical machinery
      • Metals
      • Pharmaceuticals
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Pharmaceuticals
      • Ships
  • UK's trade with Croatia
    • Exports to Croatia (% of total) – 0.1
    • Imports from Croatia (% of total) – 0.1
  • Croatia's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 1.4
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 1.1
  • Next national election – 17 February 2018
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Ensuring Cyprus remains an attractive holiday destination for British tourists and expats
    • Maintaining a close relationship with the UK through the Commonwealth
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Agricultural products
      • Electronic equipment
      • Gold
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Mineral fuels and oil
      • Spirits
  • UK's trade with Cyprus
    • Exports to Cyprus (% of total) – 0.2
    • Imports from Cyprus (% of total) – 0.2
  • Cyprus's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 8.0
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 6.5
  • Next national election – 17 October 2017
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Protecting the rights of Czech citizens living or working in the UK
    • Ensuring that the UK remains a close partner in security policy and the EU maintains a united stance on Russian sanctions
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Automotive
      • Electronic equipment
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Electronic equipment
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Czech Republic
    • Exports to Czech Republic (% of total) – 0.6
    • Imports from Czech Republic (% of total) – 1.0
  • Czech Republic's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 5.3
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 2.9
  • Next national election – October 2017
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Pushing a liberal free trade agenda, and EU reforms, without the support of the UK
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Agricultural products
      • Electronic equipment
      • Mineral fuels and oil
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Electronic equipment
      • Mineral fuels and oil
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Denmark
    • Exports to Denmark (% of total) – 1.1
    • Imports from Denmark (% of total) – 0.8
  • Denmark's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 6.3
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 4.1
  • Next national election – On or before June 2019
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Ensuring that the UK remains a close partner in security policy and the EU maintains a united stance on Russian sanctions
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Electronic equipment
      • Precious metals
      • Wood products
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Alcoholic beverages
      • Automotive
      • Construction vehicles
  • UK's trade with Estonia
    • Exports to Estonia (% of total) – 0.1
    • Imports from Estonia (% of total) – 0.0
  • Estonia's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 2.4
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 2.5
  • Next national election – March 2019
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Pushing a liberal free trade agenda, and EU reforms, without the support of the UK
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Mineral fuels and oil
      • Paper goods
      • Wood products
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Mineral fuels and oil
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Finland
    • Exports to Finland (% of total) – 0.5
    • Imports from Finland (% of total) – 0.5
  • Finland's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 4.8
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 3.2
  • Next national election – April 2019
  • Latest CBI engagement
    • Met with senior French officials, the British Ambassador to France, and the Director-General of our French sister federation
    • Regular meetings with the Head of EU Affairs from our French sister federation, Mouvement des Enterprises de France (MEDEF)
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Advertising France as an attractive location for business seeking to relocate to the continent, including financial services
    • Maintaining close cooperation with the UK on defence and security policy
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Automotive
      • Pharmaceuticals
      • Planes, helicopters & spacecraft
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Aircraft parts
      • Automotive
      • Mineral fuels and oil
  • UK's trade with France
    • Exports to France (% of total) – 6.3
    • Imports from France (% of total) – 6.8
  • France's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 7.1
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 4.2
  • Next national election – April 2017
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Ensuring continued trade flows with the UK for Germany's important export sectors such as automotive and manufacturing.
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Automotive
      • Electronic equipment
      • Pharmaceuticals
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Aircraft parts
      • Automotive
      • Mineral fuels and oil
  • UK's trade with Germany
    • Exports to Germany (% of total) – 8.8
    • Imports from Germany (% of total) – 12.8
  • Germany's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 7.3
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 4.1
  • Next national election – September 2017
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Ensuring continued access to current levels of EU funding after departure of one of the EU's largest economies
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Agricultural products
      • Metals
      • Pharmaceuticals
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Alcoholic beverages
      • Automotive
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Greece
    • Exports to Greece (% of total) – 0.4
    • Imports from Greece (% of total) – 0.6
  • Greece's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 4.3
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 2.8
  • Next national election – October 2019
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • ​​Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Protecting the rights of Hungarians living or working in the UK
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Automotive
      • Electronic equipment
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Electronic equipment
      • Mechanical machinery
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Hungary
    • Exports to Hungary (% of total) – 0.3
    • Imports from Hungary (% of total) – 0.6
  • Hungary's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 3.9
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 1.9
  • Next national election – April 2018
  • Latest CBI engagement
    • Met with the Irish Taoiseach's office in Dublin, as well as the Irish Ambassador to the UK
    • Met with the Director-General of our Irish sister federation in Dublin
    • Regular meetings with our Irish sister federation, Ibec
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Maintaining frictionless trade between the UK and the Republic of Ireland
    • Avoiding a border being imposed between Northern-Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to maintain trade and political stability
    • Protecting the rights of Irish citizens living or working in the UK, and of UK citizens living or working in the Republic of Ireland
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Agricultural products
      • Electronic equipment
      • Pharmaceuticals
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Electronic equipment
      • Foodstuffs
      • Mineral fuels and oil
  • UK's trade with Ireland
    • Exports to Ireland (% of total) – 5.1
    • Imports from Ireland (% of total) – 3.2
  • Ireland's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 12.3
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 29.2
  • Next national election – April 2021
  • Latest CBI engagement
    • Will visit Rome to meet with senior officials from the Italian government
    • Will travel to Milan and meet with the CBI's Italian sister federation, as well as senior Italian government officials
    • Regular meetings with our Italian sister federation, Confindustria
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Protecting the rights of Italians residing or working in the UK
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Automotive
      • Mechanical machinery
      • Pharmaceuticals
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Mechanical machinery
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Italy
    • Exports to Italy (% of total) – 3.3
    • Imports from Italy (% of total) – 3.8
  • Italy's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 5.4
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 3.0
  • Next national election – Before 23 May 2018
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Protecting the rights of Latvians living or working in the UK
    • Ensuring that the UK remains a close partner in security policy and the EU maintains a united stance on Russian sanctions
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Electronic equipment
      • Mineral fuels and oil
      • Wood products
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Alcoholic beverages
      • Electronic equipment
      • Textiles
  • UK's trade with Latvia
    • Exports to Latvia (% of total) – 0.1
    • Imports from Latvia (% of total) – 0.1
  • Latvia's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 5.4
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 2.4
  • Next national election – Before October 2018
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Protecting the rights of Lithuanians living or working in the UK
    • Ensuring that the UK remains a close partner in security policy and the EU maintains a united stance on Russian sanctions
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Agricultural products
      • Furniture
      • Mineral fuels and oil
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Electronic equipment
      • Insulated Wire
      • Medical Instruments
  • UK's trade with Lithuania
    • Exports to Lithuania (% of total) – 0.1
    • Imports from Lithuania (% of total) – 0.2
  • Lithuania's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 4.2
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 2.7
  • Next national election – 2020
  • Latest CBI engagement
    • Met with the Luxembourgish Deputy Prime Minister, as well as the President of our Luxembourgish sister federation
    • Regular meetings with our Luxembourgish sister federation, FEDIL
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Plastics
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Aircrafts
      • Automotive
  • UK's trade with Luxembourg
    • Exports to Luxembourg (% of total) – 0.5
    • Imports from Luxembourg (% of total) – 0.5
  • Luxembourg's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 3.7
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 1.1
  • Next national election – October 2017
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Maintaining close links with the UK via the Commonwealth
    • Protecting the rights of Maltese citizens living or working in the UK
    • Ensuring Malta remains an attractive destination for UK expats and tourists
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Automotive
      • Electronic equipment
      • Pharmaceuticals
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Paper products
      • Ships
  • UK's trade with Malta
    • Exports to Malta (% of total) – 0.2
    • Imports from Malta (% of total) – 0.1
  • Malta's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 3.8
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 5.7
  • Next national election – June 2018
  • Latest CBI engagement
    • Met with the President of our Dutch sister organisation and the Dutch Ambassador to the UK
    • Regular meetings with our Dutch sister federation, Vereniging VNO-NCW
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Protecting the rights of Dutch citizens living or working in the UK
    • Ensuring continued trade flows with the UK, given that the UK is one of the Netherland's largest export markets
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Electronic equipment
      • Mineral fuels' and oil
      • Pharmaceuticals
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Mineral fuels' and oil
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Netherlands
    • Exports to Netherlands (% of total) – 5.7
    • Imports from Netherlands (% of total) – 6.7
  • Netherlands's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 9.5
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 5.4
  • Next national election – 15 March 2017
  • Latest CBI engagement
    • Met the Norwegian Ambassador to the UK
    • Met with the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, the UK Ambassador to Norway
    • Met with the Director-General of our Norwegian sister federation in Oslo
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining a close relationship with the EU27 and the UK
    • Urging the UK to consider joining EFTA, or to pursue a quick and comprehensive free trade deal with Norway
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Mineral fuels and oil
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Mechanical machinery
      • Mineral fuels' and oil
  • UK's trade with Norway
    • Exports to Norway (% of total) – 1.7
    • Imports from Norway (% of total) – 1.9
  • Norway's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 19.4
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 5.1
  • Next national election – 11 September 2017
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Protecting the rights of Poles living or working in the UK
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Resisting core Member States' calls for a more integrated EU
    • Ensuring that the UK remains a close partner in security policy
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Automotive
      • Electronic equipment
      • Foodstuffs
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Chemicals
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Poland
    • Exports to Poland (% of total) – 1.1
    • Imports from Poland (% of total) – 1.8
  • Poland's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 6.6
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 2.9
  • Next national election – No later than 2019
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Protecting the rights of Portuguese citizens living or working in the UK
    • Ensuring Portugal remains an attractive holiday destination for British tourists
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Automotive
      • Electronic equipment
      • Textiles
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Metals
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Portugal
    • Exports to Portugal (% of total) – 0.5
    • Imports from Portugal (% of total) – 0.9
  • Portugal's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 7.1
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 3.1
  • Next national election – On or before June 2019
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Protecting the rights of Romanians living or working in the UK
    • Ensuring continued access to current levels of EU funding after departure of one of the EU's largest economies
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Automotive
      • Electronic equipment
      • Textiles
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Electronic equipment
      • Textiles
  • UK's trade with Romania
    • Exports to Romania (% of total) – 0.3
    • Imports from Romania (% of total) – 0.4
  • Romania's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 4.4
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 2.3
  • Next national election – December 2020
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Protecting the rights of Slovaks living or working in the UK
    • Resisting reforms towards a more integrated EU, without the support of the UK
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Automotive
      • Electronic equipment
      • Mineral fuels and oil
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Electronic equipment
      • Mineral fuels and oil
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Slovakia
    • Exports to Slovakia (% of total) – 0.2
    • Imports from Slovakia (% of total) – 0.4
  • Slovakia's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 5.8
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 1.9
  • Next national election – 2020
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Protecting the rights of Slovenians living or working in the UK
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Electronic equipment
      • Furniture
      • Pharmaceuticals
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Metals
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Slovenia
    • Exports to Slovenia (% of total) – 0.1
    • Imports from Slovenia (% of total) – 0.1
  • Slovenia's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 2.0
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 1.3
  • Next domestic election – July 2018
  • Latest CBI engagement
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Finding a reciprocal arrangement to secure the rights of Spanish citizens living in the UK and vice-versa
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Agricultural products
      • Automotive
      • Mechanical machinery
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Mineral fuels and oil
      • Pharmaceuticals
  • UK's trade with Spain
    • Exports to Spain (% of total) – 2.9
    • Imports from Spain (% of total) – 4.5
  • Spain's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 7.7
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 4.3
  • Next national election – 2020
  • Latest CBI engagement
    • Met with the Swedish Ambassador to the UK
    • Regular meetings with our Swedish sister federation, Swedish Enterprise
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining unity of the EU27 and ensuring the UK cannot cherry-pick benefits of EU membership
    • Pushing a liberal free trade agenda, and EU reforms, without the support of the UK
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Wood products
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Electronic equipment
      • Mineral fuels and oil
  • UK's trade with Sweden
    • Exports to Sweden (% of total) – 1.7
    • Imports from Sweden (% of total) – 1.9
  • Sweden's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 6.1
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 5.2
  • Next national election – September 2018
  • Latest CBI engagement
    • Met with senior Swiss government officials and the President of our Swiss sister federation in Geneva
    • Hosted the Swiss Ambassador to the UK and a delegation of Swiss businesses
    • Regular meetings with our Swiss sister federations, Economiesuisse and Swiss Employers Confederation
  • Current political priorities
    • Maintaining a close relationship with the EU27 and the UK
    • Urging the UK to consider joining EFTA, or to pursue a quick and comprehensive free trade deal with Switzerland
  • Economic priorities
    • Main goods exports to the UK
      • Electronic equipment
      • Gold and precious metals
      • Pharmaceuticals
    • Main goods imports from the UK
      • Automotive
      • Chemicals
      • Gold
  • UK's trade with Switzerland
    • Exports to Switzerland (% of total) – 3.9
    • Imports from Switzerland (% of total) – 2.2
  • Switzerland's trade with UK
    • Goods exports to UK (% of total goods exports) – 12.3
    • Goods imports from UK (% of total goods imports) – 4.6
  • Next national election – October 2019