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JCC participates at Switzerland-Russia Joint Economic Commission

The 17th Swiss-Russian Mixed Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation took place in Bern on March 15, 2016. Ambassador Livia Leu, Head, Bilateral Relations, SECO chaired the Swiss side; Russian Minister of Sport Mr. Vladimir Mutko led the Russian Delegation.

The Swiss Delegation included Tony Moré and Jochen Janssen, Bilateral Economic Relations, SECO, Julien Thöni, Director, Economic Division, Embassy of Switzerland in Russia, economiesuisse, SGE and representatives of private industry. JCC was represented at the table by Dorit Sallis, Managing Director.

Minister Mutko was joined by Ambassador Alexander Golovin, Embassy of the Russian Federation in Switzerland, Sergey Karaulov, Co-Chair of the Russian Delegation and other top representatives of Russian Government and industrial associations.

The discussions focused on recent results of bilateral working groups, addressed challenges that companies face in regulation, certification and local production policies, and explored joint projects. The official meeting was followed by lunch where delegates interacted in an informal setting.

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