Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 and Ukraine crisis as regards disrupted supply chains

Federal Office for National Economic Supply, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland Global Enterprise

Key facts

The global restrictions on trade flows due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing Ukraine crisis also led to shortages of goods and services for businesses in Switzerland; supply chains were disrupted. The federal offices involved in supporting the economy in the event of supply chain problems are the Federal Office for National Economic Supply (FONES), which is responsible for ensuring the country’s economic supply of essential goods and services. In addition, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is responsible for developing a suitable economic policy framework for the economy and for implementing sanctions. Finally, as the official Swiss organisation for export and location promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) offers businesses support and advice in relation to export activities, international business relationships and supply chain problems, among other things.