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Handelspolitische Autonomie der Schweiz? Freihandelsstrategien der Schweiz und der EU im Vergleich (Michael Hahn)



Switzerland’s foreign trade policy is focused on advancing the interests of its industries. This having said, there is a remarkable degree of parallelism between the free trade strategies of the EU – Switzerland’s main trading partner – and the pertinent Swiss approach. While the gravitational pull of the world’s biggest trader may play a role, it would appear that parallelism of interests and basic values of these two European actors is the more appropriate explanation for this phenomenon.