Coronavirus – Implications for Swiss companies trading with China

Are we going back to normal?

Are you unsettled by the current developments caused by the coronavirus and do not know what to prepare for when doing business with China? Get a practical overview and answers to the most important questions from China-experienced companies and experts in our recorded webinar.


The number of coronavirus infections is increasing worldwide, and with it uncertainty - not in the least because the situation changes almost every half day. The Federal Office of Public Health and the cantons are issuing directives, the global economy is at the same level as the financial crisis of 2008, global supply bottlenecks and shortfalls are occurring and precautionary travel and work regulations are coming into force in a number of countries and companies.

In the recorded webinar «Coronavirus - Implications for Swiss companies trading with China» from March 19th, you can learn first-hand from Swiss SMEs operating in China, from our experts in China and from a logistics company. Get insights on how the situation has affected Swiss exporters to date, what difficulties SMEs still have to expect for their export business to China and how best to deal with the current problems.


  • Introduction by Daniel Bont, Senior Consultant China at Switzerland Global Enterprise
  • Swiss SMEs from different industries operating in China talk about their perspectives:
    • MEM: René Näf, CEO, Urma Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd and Board Member of the Swiss Machinery Association  
    • Food & Beverages: Claudia Masüger, CEO, CHEERS Wines
    • Logistics: Michael Indlekofer, Director Marketing & Sales Switzerland, DHL Logistics (Switzerland) Ltd
  • Susi Wang, Chief Trade Officer of the Swiss Business Hub China gives insights into her look on the situation
  • Q & A with the China-experiences experts


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