International Institutions

International economic relations are having an increasing impact on agriculture. At a global level, agriculture is bound by various sets of rules of which the most important are:

FAO and other UN Organisations

Our principle of sustainable agriculture leads to co-operation with various UN institutions and organisations.
The FAO produces information, provides a meeting place for states, shares technical expertise and brings knowledge to the field.


The OECD works out principles and recommendations for several policy areas. For the agricultural sector, it provides advisory services for agricultural reforms, among other matters.


The World Trade Organisation is the only international organisation dealing with the rules of trade between more than 150 nations.

European Union EU

The EU is Switzerland's and Swiss agriculture's most important trading partner.

Last modification 10.03.2017

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