Switzerland and the UK have extended their Services Mobility Agreement until December 31, 2025. This agreement allows Swiss companies easy access to British service providers and regulates Swiss service providers’ access to the British market.
The Services Mobility Agreement (SMA) maintains ease of access for service providers following the end of the free movement of persons between Switzerland and the United Kingdom with the latter’s withdrawal from the European Union. It regulates market access and temporary stay for service providers such as business consultants, IT experts, and engineers. The agreement is temporary and has been applied provisionally since January 1, 2021.
Under the agreement, Switzerland continues to apply the notification procedure to UK professionals seeking to provide a service in Switzerland for a maximum period of 90 days per calendar year. The flanking measures for the free movement of persons also apply.
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