International market development

Are you an SME interested in developing new export markets? Do you need professional advice on business opportunities in China? Are you interested in high-profile delegation visits? We will gladly advise you on discovering new ways to reach foreign markets.

China market potential

Companies receive personal advice in an uncomplicated manner from Basel Area Business & Innovation as well as support in assessing the market potential in China. In addition, high-profile delegation visits with representatives from politics and the business sector are organised regularly.

In an environment of increasing globalisation, it is essential for SMEs in Basel-Stadt to assert themselves in international markets. At the same time, the challenges that arise strengthen the competitiveness of the company in Basel.

Building on the city partnership between Basel and Shanghai, the Economic Development of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, in collaboration with the Service de l’Economie of the Canton of Jura, launched the China Business Platform in 2013. Due to strong demand, this platform was integrated into Basel Area Business & Innovation.

The following services are offered to companies based in the Canton of Basel-Stadt:

  • Support for Swiss companies wishing to expand into China: Initial consultation and introduction of appropriate partners in China.
  • Competence centre in Northwestern Switzerland for business professionals with know-how and economic interests in China.

Do not hesitate to make use of our consulting services.

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Country-specific infos on city partnerships

What does the Canton of Basel-Stadt aim to achieve with city partnerships? What are the backgrounds of the co-operations with Shanghai, Massachusetts and Miami Beach?

With the aim of developing successful co-operations, the Canton of Basel-Stadt today focuses on three excellent partners: the Chinese industrial and port city of Shanghai, the U.S. Federal state of Massachusetts, an education and research hub in the United States and Miami Beach, one of the most important American cultural centres. You can find additional information on this topic here.