Internationally, the FCA is represented by the International Affairs Section (IAS) and is thus the competence centre for the following key areas:
- Cooperation and secondment of specialists to international organisations, trade promotion missions and peacekeeping missions in countries where it is politically opportune to do so within the framework of the dispatch on Switzerland's international cooperation (2013-2016)
- Operations with an international dimension and other «good turns» to reflect well on Switzerland and the FCA
- Innovation and applied research projects designed to meet the challenges in day-to-day Customs work
The personal safety of our staff is the top priority in this regard. Foreign assignments give our employees the opportunity to get involved internationally. The aim is to contribute to long-term improvements in other countries by means of a high level of cooperation with local authorities.
Our international commitment is based on the following cycle: