As part of the U.S. Trade Representative’s WTO team in Geneva, FAS personnel monitor the implementation of the Agreement on Agriculture, the Sanitary-Phytosanitary Agreement, assist with acceding-member negotiations, complement U.S. Washington, D.C.-based staff in the development, presentation, and negotiation of U.S. Agriculture positions at the WTO, and provide a liaison between the WTO Members and visiting U.S. agricultural interests.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Geneva-based personnel are Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) employees working towards improved U.S. agricultural exporter participation in the Swiss market. We represent U.S. agricultural interests to the Swiss Government in Berne, as well as promote the sale of U.S. food, fiber, fisheries and forestry products to Swiss citizens.
U.S. exporters interested in the Swiss market may use this website as a guide to learn more about:
Trade with Switzerland
Export/Import Statistics for Bulk, Intermediate, and Consumer Oriented (BICO) Foods and Beverage:
Other Web Sites of Potential Interest
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Contacts in Geneva
W. Garth Thorburn II – Minister-Counselor for Agriculture
Elizabeth Leonardi – Senior Agricultural Attaché
Tracy McMackle – Administrative Officer
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