State Secretary Daniela Stoffel and Ambassador Edward McMullen Bring U.S.-Switzerland Taxation Protocol into Force

On Friday, September 20, 2019 in Bern, the United States of America and Switzerland exchanged the instruments of ratification of the protocol of amendment to their double taxation agreement in the area of taxes on income (DTA). The protocol, which entered into force on the same day, represents a milestone in tax relations between Switzerland …

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Ambassador McMullen Looks Forward to Furthering Swiss-U.S. Relations in the Years to Come

July 8, 2019, Bern – In response to recent news reports, Ambassador Edward T. McMullen has issued the following statement: “I have said from the beginning that I serve at the will of the President and plan to spend one term as U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. I am, of course, open to the …

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The White House Announces Updated Presidential Delegation to Switzerland to Attend WEF

The January 15, 2018 White House press release can be found here . President Donald J. Trump today announced the Presidential Delegation that will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from January 22 to January 25, 2019. The Honorable Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, will lead the delegation. Other Members of the Presidential …

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Press Release: U.S. Presidential Delegation to Attend the 2019 World Economic Forum

December 20, 2018, Bern – As announced by the White House, President Donald J. Trump will attend the 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. The President welcomes the opportunity to advance the Administration’s agenda with world leaders. As part of the Presidential Delegation, a number of senior members of the Cabinet and administration will …

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Statement from Secretary Pompeo on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

The United States stands for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights. Our nation was founded on the bedrock principle that we are all created equal – and that every person is entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Around the world, far too many governments continue to arrest and abuse …

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Remarks by President Trump at Swearing-In Ceremony of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

State Department Washington, D.C. 11:17 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  I must say, that’s more spirit that I’ve heard from the State Department in a long time — many years.  (Laughter.)  We can say many years, and maybe many decades.  It’s going to be a fantastic start, a fantastic day.  And that spirit will …

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Re-Opening of U.S. Consular Agency in Geneva

We are pleased to announce the official re-opening of the Consular Agency in Geneva on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Currently, more than 40,000 U.S. citizens reside in Switzerland, and Swiss authorities estimate over one million U.S. tourists visit Switzerland each year. The agency has previously been offering limited services due to a staffing gap. Keeping …

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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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