TODAY: The EU recognises the Swiss COVID certificate & vice versa.

The 🇨🇭 certificate is connected with the EU’s digital interface, usable throughout the EU/EFTA area 🇪🇺🇮🇸🇳🇴🇱🇮. QR code recognised.

International interoperability has been a high priority… Image
Details in this FAQ.

For example "What happens when the Swiss certificate is checked in an EU/EFTA country where you are not considered to be completely protected until 14 days after the vaccination?"… Image
Does 🇨🇭 recognise the UK Covid passes? The 🇬🇧 govt says 30 countries recognise it, but I can't find a list.

Nothing on the 🇨🇭 govt websites apart from EU/EFTA certificates.

There is this map. Anyone travelling to Switzerland from these has to quarantine… Image
General Covid rules for entering Switzerland with a link to an interactive TravelCheck page…

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10 Jul
COVID-19 IN SWITZERLAND. Week to 10.07.2021—mixed picture

Latest easing June 26

Per 100K pop, total & last 2 weeks
● cases—8154 & 27 (⬆️)
● in hospital—338 & 0.3 (⬇️)
● deaths—120 & 0.07 (⬇️)

R(e): ⬆️⬆️—1.45
Vaccinations: 3.4m (40%) fully


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The previous tweet shows that case numbers are rising again but still low. Hospitalisations and deaths (which lag) still fall

These are for the last fortnight:

2/13 ImageImageImageImage

The Swiss certificate is now “interoperable” with the EU and EFTA certificates—QR code recognised

• Vaccinated people—3.8m
• Recovered people—91K
• Negatively tested people—248K… (graph is last 28 days)

3/13 Image
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4 Jul
It’s a bad idea because:

If the UK does this, its companies will not automatically be able to bid for procurement contracts abroad—in the EU, US, Japan, Canada, Australia, NZ, etc

If @UKLabour @LabourIntlTrade @Keir_Starmer @RachelReevesMP insist, here are their options …

OPTION ONE: Make a loud noise about this to win votes, but don’t actually do it. Britain would not violate the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

This is not an original thought. Politicians do it everywhere

OPTION TWO: Claim this is necessary for national security.

Again, this is not an original thought. It comes straight out of the Donald Trump playbook.

But it does create havoc for the rules-based international trading system

Read 11 tweets
3 Jul
So the plan is score after 3 mins 34 seconds and then less than a minute after the break. Not a bad strategy. Good for the nerves

Read 4 tweets
3 Jul
COVID-19 IN SWITZERLAND. Week to 03.07.2021—continuing down

Latest easing June 26

Per 100K pop, total & last 2 weeks
● cases—8136 & 19 (⬇️)
● in hospital—337 & 0.5 (⬇️)
● deaths—120 & 0.15 (⬇️)

R(e): ⬆️—0.76
Vaccinations: 3.1m (36%) fully



The previous tweet shows that numbers are definitely coming down again after a short rebound in April-early May, although deaths stayed flat.

These are for the last fortnight:


“… will be interoperable with the EU’s as soon as the Swiss certificate is formally recognised by the EU”—FOPH

• Vaccinated people—3.2m
• Recovered people—80K
• Negatively tested people—61K… (graph is last 28 days)

Read 12 tweets
2 Jul
It's going to be a long late afternoon/early evening
Longer than expected. But really #ESP should have scored. They couldn't, and it's penalties.
Que sera sera, to use an official #SUI language
Read 5 tweets
2 Jul
I’ve looked into the background of this tariff quota.

The 260,000-tonne duty-free tariff quota for raw cane sugar is entirely new and opened up unilaterally by the British government. It is not required under the UK’s commitments in the WTO.

Details follow

As an EU member UK duty-free imports of raw cane sugar came under a commitment by the EU28 to have a low-duty (not zero) tariff quota of at least 770,935 tonnes shared among Australia, Brazil, Cuba and anyone (“erga omnes”).…

The UK and EU27 proposed in the WTO that after Brexit the UK’s share would be only 66,050 tonnes (8% of the original total). The rest would be taken up by the EU27 including 100% of Cuba’s tariff quota

It’s not duty-free. €98/tonne inside the quota…

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