Solothurn China Services

A service of the Economic Development Agency of Solothurn

China is a major foreign trade partner for Switzerland, especially since entry into force of the bilateral free trade agreement in July 2014. The most important products exported to China are among others machines, instruments, and watches. The canton of Solothurn with its strengths in the watch making and precision industry can especially benefit from the Chinese market. To further strengthen this important relationship with the People's Republic of China, the Government of the Canton of Solothurn decided in autumn 2015 to create Solothurn China Services. SCS is operated by the Economic Development Agency of Solothurn.

What does the SCS do?

Solothurn China Service’s main role is to bring the right partners together thanks to its extensive network. It coordinates activities between Solothurn and Chinese companies  and also organizes special events concerning China. One main focus is also the building up of a China competence center of knowledge especially focused on the needs of Solothurn companies. Ultimately, SCS should contribute to Solothurn making best use of its potential in China, on the one hand in regards to its export business and on the other hand concerning Chinese investements in the Canton of Solothurn.