According to the Cassis de Dijon principle, products lawfully produced and marketed in the EU can also be sold in Switzerland without restriction. Since food products are particularly sensitive, a special regulation applies to this category.
Resources, such as lists of establishments, databases and information systems, as well as the basic principles of enforcement underpinning a standardized interpretation of legislation concerning imports, exports and transit.
The cantonal authorities responsible issue Swiss businesses with the operating permits required by current legislation. Permits issued in accordance with Swiss law also entitle their holders to export to the EU.