President Donald Trump to attend the 2018 World Economic Forum

January 10, 2018, Bern – We are pleased to confirm that President Donald Trump will be attending this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.   The President welcomes the opportunity to advance his administration’s agenda with world leaders.  The Embassy is looking forward to supporting the President at this year’s WEF, where he will be promoting ...
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Swiss Companies to Make Their Mark at 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

28 Swiss Companies – one of the largest delegations from Europe – to Join Global Business Leaders and U.S. Government Officials at Top Investment Event   June 19, 2017, Bern – A total of 36 Swiss business leaders representing 28 companies from a variety of industries across Switzerland are travelling to Washington D.C. to participate ...
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More Swiss Companies Bring Apprenticeship Programs to the U.S.

New Commitments Bring the Number of Swiss Companies to Offer Apprenticeship Opportunities in the U.S. to 30; Quality Job Creation a Priority January 16, 2017, Bern – Twelve more firms in Switzerland unveiled plans to expand or create new apprenticeship programs in the U.S., bringing the total of committed companies to 30.  The companies (list ...
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Vice President Joe Biden to Travel to Ukraine and Switzerland

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2017 On January 15-18, 2017, the Vice President will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine and Davos, Switzerland.  In Ukraine the Vice President will participate in bilateral meetings with President Poroshenko and Prime Minister Groysman.  The Vice President’s trip to Ukraine will underscore U.S. support ...
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U.S. Global Entry Program to Start in Switzerland February 1, 2017

January 11, 2017, Bern – The U.S. Embassy in Bern and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcome the Swiss Federal Council’s decision to finalize the implementation of our December 2015 agreement to expand the U.S. Global Entry program to interested Swiss citizens.  Frequent travelers who enroll in the trusted traveler program will benefit from faster and easier entry ...
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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

The United States began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act) on January 21, 2016.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest ...
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Faster Entry into the U.S. Coming Soon to Swiss Citizens

U.S. and Switzerland Agree on Global Entry Program  December 16, 2015, Bern…The U.S. and Switzerland today signed an agreement to confirm Swiss participation in the U.S. Global Entry program, allowing qualified Swiss citizens who choose to participate faster and easier entry into the United States. Global Entry, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program, ...
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2014 Global Trafficking in Persons Report – Accession of Switzerland to Tier 1

On June 20, 2014, the State Department released its 2014 Global Trafficking in Persons Report. The U.S. Embassy in Bern is pleased to announce that Switzerland’s status has changed from Tier 2 to Tier 1. The change reflects Switzerland’s continued commitment to combating human trafficking which is evidenced in the Swiss government’s ongoing efforts to ...
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Ambassador LeVine Donates eReader to Museum für Kommunikation in Bern

Today, on June 11, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Suzan LeVine donated her eReader to the Museum für Kommunikation. The Ambassador’s use of the electronic device for her swearing-in on May 30th, 2014, caused an international stir. In her remarks, Ambassador LeVine explained her reasons for using her eReader at the swearing-in ceremony and noted that she ...
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