To mitigate the risks of international trade, the Confederation has set up Swiss Export Risk Insurance (SERV). This organization, under the supervision of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), operates in addition to private insurance. For Swiss companies, it covers the political and commercial risks associated with exports, offering additional security for operating on external markets, particularly in unstable countries. SERV supports the competitiveness of Swiss exporters and helps to maintain and create jobs in Switzerland.
Any business may call on the services of SERV, irrespective of size, as long as it has its head office in Switzerland and the exported products include a certain proportion of Swiss added value. For more information on SERV, see: