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Introduction of the "Cassis de Dijon" principle in Switzerland

October 2010

On 1 July 2010 the "Cassis de Dijon" principle was introduced autonomously in Switzerland. Thus, as of this day, products that are lawfully produced in the EU may, in principle, be imported into Switzerland without any further authorization or certification. Although the implementation of the "Cassis de Dijon" principle in Switzerland provides for a number of exceptions, the result is a considerable reduction in the barriers restricting the freedom of movement of goods between Switzerland and the EU.

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