China, Switzerland ink free trade agreement

Date : 2013-07-08  | From : Xinhua

China and Switzerland on Saturday signed a free trade agreement in Beijing, capping over-two-year-long negotiations and legal processes.

The pact was signed between Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng and Swiss Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann.

It is the first free-trade pact inked between China and a country in continental Europe.

Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng (R) meets with Swiss Federal Councillor in Beijing, capital of China, July 6, 2013.