Facilitating imports

In the case of a supply crisis, one simple measure that can increase the supply of goods rapidly besides releasing compulsory stocks is to make it easier to import. If the supply situation in Switzerland worsens, the Federal Office for Agriculture can order changes in structural policy to make it easier to import goods.

If it is still not possible to ensure supply despite these measures, the National Economic Supply Act allows for additional increases in imports. Legislation restricting imports may also be suspended in times of crisis.

Last modification 09.10.2017

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