A practical guide for members explaining how the relationship between Switzerland and the EU operates.  

Throughout Brexit negotiations, the relationship between Switzerland and the EU has been a frequent comparator.

For British firms, a deal identical to Switzerland’s would have benefits in terms of deep market access for some sectors, but both the UK and the EU would have political concerns and there are a number of legitimate business issues to take into account as well.

To help policymakers and business leaders alike understand how the relationship between Switzerland and the EU operates, the CBI has consulted with Swiss companies, the Swiss business federation EconomieSuisse, and UK firms with interests in Switzerland, and compiled this briefing.