Shape of a US-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement

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At first sight, a free trade agreement (FTA) between Switzerland and the United States seems implausible, but this new study concludes that an FTA between the two countries would be highly worthwhile to both. As leading advocates of market capitalism, Switzerland and the United States are well situated to conclude an FTA that breaks new ground in dismantling barriers. The study finds that the annual GDP gains to each partner from expanded trade could be on the order of $1.1 ...
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Overview

At first sight, a free trade agreement (FTA) between Switzerland and the United States seems implausible, but this new study concludes that an FTA between the two countries would be highly worthwhile to both. As leading advocates of market capitalism, Switzerland and the United States are well situated to conclude an FTA that breaks new ground in dismantling barriers. The study finds that the annual GDP gains to each partner from expanded trade could be on the order of $1.1 billion.
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1 Introduction
2 Agricultural market access 27
3 Issues linked to agriculture 81
4 Manufactures trade 101
5 Services trade 151
6 Government procurement 185
7 Direct and portfolio investment 199
8 Estimates from gravity and CGE models 225
9 Swiss relations with the European Union 257
10 Conclusions 265
App. A Phaseout schedules for agriculture barriers in US FTAs 275
App. B SPS measures in US and Swiss trade agreements 299
App. C Geographical indication provisions in US and Swiss trade agreements 313
App. D Preferential trade agreements and foreign direct investment : selected literature 319
App. E Technical aspects of the gravity and CGE models 325
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