SLOVENIALogistic and forwarding services in Slovenia
Gross national product (GNP)
USD 49,5 Mia
GNP per person
Financial exports to Switzerland
CHF 454 Mio
Financial imports from Switzerland
CHF 532 Mio
Bilateral relations between Switzerland and Slovenia
Relations between Switzerland and Slovenia are excellent. In addition to close personal and cultural contact, the two countries are united by a series of bilateral agreements and a high quality of cooperation in multilateral organisations. Both alpine countries, Switzerland and Slovenia have much in common and a similar mentality.
Economic relations between the two countries are fundamentally good.Trade between Switzerland and Slovenia has shown a positive but at times unsteady trend since 2000. Swiss exports to Slovenia are mainly pharmaceutical and chemical products and machinery. Slovenia exports mainly aircraft, vehicles, metals and machinery to Switzerland.
Switzerland ranks second after Austria as an investor in Slovenia. About 40 Swiss companies currently have offices in Slovenia (2015).
German, English, Slovene, Italian.
Dimensions and weights
National currency: €
ISO code: EUR
Harmonised system, customs clearance based on the transaction value.
EU goods are freely available. Properly signed invoices (three copies) with all standard information and an indication of the country of origin are necessary for the customs clearance of non-EU goods. A plant health certificate is needed to import plants, products of plant origin, plant protection products, seeds, fruits, soils and fertilisers.
Instructions for use, a guarantee declaration and a list of customer services in Slovene must be included with consumer goods. Special regulations apply to the import of passenger cars. Drugs and chemicals are subject to registration. Capital exports and imports from third states over a value of EUR 12.500 must be declared
Standard VAT rate: 22% (reduced rate: 9,5%). Reimbursement of VAT paid is possible.
Terms of payment and tenders
Irrevocable letter of credit, alternatively payment in advance or partial payment in advance, bank guarantee or export credit insurance.
Creditworthiness and payment behaviour should be checked in advance. EUR/USD invoices are standard. Tenders in German or English.
Designations of origin
All goods and packaging must be labelled with the country of origin.
Many goods are subject to obligations for labelling in Slovene. Special provisions apply for wines, foods, tobacco and live animals. The EU Directive sets out that packaging materials made of wood must be manufactured from round logs. This EU regulation goes beyond the necessary treatment set out in the ISPM 15 standard.
Duty free where there is no retail value.