The Swiss Trading & Shipping Association (STSA) is a non-profit, non-political Swiss association representing companies active in commodity trading and shipping activities, trade finance and related services. Since its creation in 2014 it acts as the umbrella organisation for the sector in Switzerland, bringing together the 3 regional associations (Geneva, Zug, Lugano), 180 members and institutions, and over 100 professionals participating in STSA Committees and expert Working Groups.
Among its members, STSA promotes diversification and encourages companies of all sizes to participate. Diversification of the sector ensures healthy competition between the economic actors. The political authorities as well as the wider society are sensitive to a competitive market, which avoids oligopolistic positions. STSA listens to its members to define work themes in order to promote a better understanding of the commodity trading industry and an innovative approach to business. The members have the opportunity to take part in the related working groups to address specific business matters.STSA magazine
“I want to make Switzerland as proud of its traders as it is of its cheese makers.”