Export of War Material

Export of war material: the National Council re-establishes order

The Federal Council and the Security Policy Committees of both the Council of States and the National Council do not consider the use of Swiss war material in countries torn by civil war to be a...

2008 was Great for the Export of War Material

Exports of Swiss war materials increased by more than 55% in 2008, announced the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Seco) on 17 February 2009. This represents a mere 0.33%  of the overall...

Exports of war materials may constitute a breach of human rights

The Group for a Switzerland without an Army (GSoA) repeated their demand to stop all exports of war materials because of the increase of such products from Switzerland during the last year. Only...

Prohibition of exports of war materials: initiative submitted

The initiative «For the prohibition of exporting war materials» – including 109,000 valid signatures — was handed to the Swiss Chancellor on the 21st September 2007 (the...

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