About SwissCham Philippines

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Purpose and Goals

The Swiss Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines is a non-stock and non-profit organization that serves as a channel for initiating and facilitating business related – and networking activities to grow trade and investments between Philippines and Switzerland.

  • We provide a platform on which business operating in the Philippines can tap the markets in Switzerland, and vice-versa.
  • We encourage and promote trade, economic, technical cooperation, and tourism between the Philippines and Switzerland.
  • We establish a channel of communication with counterparts in Switzerland and with other agencies and organizations with a similar goal.
  • We foster friendship and understanding between our countries’ business communities.
  • We identify trade and investment opportunities and develop areas of cooperation between and within small, medium and large enterprises of the two countries.
Our Collective Drive

History and Strategic Partnerships

The Swiss Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (SwissCham Philippines) is the new legal entity succeeding the Philippine Swiss Business Council (PSBC) registered before the Securities and Exchange Commission in September 2022. PSBC formerly operates under the auspices of – and strong guidance by – the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). It was formed from a cooperation agreement signed in May 1995 between PCCI and the Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce based in Zurich, Switzerland, and established in November 2003.

SwissCham Philippines enjoys close support from the Swiss Embassy in the Philippines. Led by the Swiss Ambassador to the Philippines, the Swiss Embassy is an active honorary member and participates in all the meetings of the Board of Directors. The Swiss Embassy team provides counsel for the Council’s projects and programs and through this partnership, the SwissCham Philippines is linked with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) as well as with Switzerland Global Enterprise (SGE).

As a business association, SwissCham Philippines has professional ties and strategic partnerships with other business organizations and government agencies such as the Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce, the Swiss Chamber in Hong Kong, The Swiss Club (in the Philippines), the Embassy of the Philippines in Berne, Switzerland, Philippine WTO Desk in Geneva, the Board of Investments, and the Department of Trade & Industry, among others. Collectively, the Chamber aims to increase partnerships with government and other business councils and foreign chambers in the Philippines, Switzerland, ASEAN, and other countries in EFTA and the wider European region.

Our Board of Directors

Our Network

Embassy of Switzerland in the PhilippinesEmbassy of Switzerland in the PhilippinesPhilippine WTO Desk in GenevaSwiss Club PhilippinesSwiss Chamber in Hong KongSwiss-Asian Chamber of CommerceSwitzerland Global EnterprisePH Department of Trade and IndustryPH Board of InvestmentsPhilippine Chamber of Commerce and IndustryPH Philippine Economic Zone AuthoritySEIPI Semiconductor and Electronic Indutry of the Phiippines

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