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The Agri-food Situation and Policies in Switzerland

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  • Peter Jarrett


  • Charlotte Moeser


This paper examines the heavily supported Swiss food and agriculture sector. It reviews some of the key features and trends in the sector and reveals its low relative labour productivity in international comparison. It describes the existing policy regime, including its various forms of support and border protection, and the new law that will take effect in 2014 and goes on to make recommendations covering budgetary, environmental and trade aspects of Switzerland’s policy regime. La situation et les politiques agro-alimentaires en Suisse Ce papier examine le secteur agricole et alimentaire suisse bien subventionné. It passe en revue plusieurs des traits marquants and des tendances sectoriels et révèle la faiblesse de la productivité relative du travail bas en comparaison internationale. Il décrit les politiques actuelles, y compris les multiples formes de soutien et de protection frontalière et la nouvelle loi qui entrera en vigueur en 2014 et procède à des recommandations couvrant ses aspects budgétaires, environnementaux et commerciaux.

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Economics Department Working Papers with number 1086.

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Date of creation: 12 Sep 2013
Handle: RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:1086-en
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