From the start of the negotiation in February 2012 Switzerland actively supports this initiative. Switzerland submitted in June 2012 its first written position paper (see pdf document at the end) to the other negotiating parties, and since then, especially during the phase of setting the foundation of the agreement, submitted regularly further written contributions.
This negotiation raises a strong interest internally in the broader public and in Parliament.
16.4008 Interpellation Schwaab - TISA. Improving Information and Democratic Participation (Not yet covered in Parliament)
16.3931 Interpellation Mazzone - TISA negociations. Will the Environment and the Democracy be abandoned with the new Swiss Offer? (Not yet covered in Parliament)
16.3107 Interpellation Schwaab - TISA and the Social Insurances. Are Exceptions Intended? (Not yet treated in Parliament)
In the course of the 13th round of negotiations, which took place again in Geneva from 4 to 8 November 2013, the participants have come to the decision that the agreement's text is mature enough to exchange the initial offers.
The following document is the initial offer of Switzerland as it has been submitted on 30 January 2014. Depending on the developments and partial results of the negiotiations and depending on the discussions, this offer will be changed. The final offer will be prepared considering the future results of the negotiations.
Revised Swiss Offer
In the course of the 23rd round of negotiations, which took place again in Geneva from 31 January to 5 February 2016, the participants have agreed on the 6 May 2016 as a deadline for the submission of revised offers
The following document is the revised offer of Switzerland as it has been submitted on 6 May 2016. Depending on the developments and partial results of the negotiations and depending on the discussions, this offer will be modified. The final offer will be prepared considering the future results of the negotiations.
Second Revised Swiss Offer
The TISA-parties agreed to submit their second revised offers on 21st October 2016.
The following document is the second, revised offer of Switzerland, as it has been submitted on 21st October. The definitive and thus final offer will be prepared in consideration of the future results of the negotiations.
Written position papers submitted by Switzerland
Since the beginning of the negotiation in the group of "Really Good Friends" Switzerland submitted to its partners the following written contributions regarding a plurilateral agreement on services:
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