Question for written answer E-010451/2014
to the Commission
Jonathan Arnott (EFDD)
Subject: Switzerland and the single market
It is my understanding that Switzerland’s relationship with the EU includes access to the single market on a sector-by-sector basis.
Could the Commission please provide details of which sectors are included and which are excluded from Switzerland’s arrangement with the EU?
Answer given by Vice-President Mogherini
on behalf of the Commission
Switzerland is participating in a number of areas of the internal market. This participation is governed by twenty major and more than hundred further bilateral cooperation and technical agreements concluded since the Swiss electorate’s rejection of accession to the European Economic Area in 1992.
Switzerland currently participates in the free movement of people. Main further agreements concern:
Air and road transport, the mutual recognition of conformity assessments, trade in agricultural and processed agricultural products, public procurement, research cooperation, statistics, cooperation in fraud pursuits, participation in the Schengen and the Dublin system.