Here are some of the upcoming events on the commodity trading & shipping calendar.

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Apr 8, 2019, 11:57 AM
Jan 18, 2019, 5:53 PM
Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights in Commodity Trading Fev. 27 2019, from 9.30AM to 1PM in Zürich
Sep 13, 2018, 6:00 PM
Mar 19, 2018, 10:00 AM
Fresh off the press ! The 4th edition of our annual Commodities magazine takes the reader right into the heart of the Swiss-based physical commodity trading industry. With new quantitative data on the sector as well as contributors from international and Swiss authorities, academia as well as from multiple trading houses, this expanded edition is a must read for anyone interested in the industry.
Jun 13, 2017, 10:00 AM
First results of Oxford Economics study on the shipping industry in Switzerland and the effect of the introduction of a tonnage tax.

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STSA Insights

Deep dive into specific issues with our thematic one-pagers.

The UK is scheduled to leave the EU shortly on 29 March 2019. No deal has yet been agreed, and the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ or ‘hard’ Brexit continues to linger. This may have important consequences for Swiss trading companies, who may wish to take into consideration certain preparatory measures in the run up to the UK’s exit.
The new regulatory framework for financial and commodity derivatives entered into force on 1st January 2016. With the gradual phase-in of obligations for market participants, it is essential that commodity trading firms actively prepare for full implementation.
The EU’s General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) will enter into force on 25 May 2018. Swiss-based companies holding data on EU nationals will have to comply. GDPR confers individuals a number of rights and organisations seeking to be in compliance with the new rules will have to implement a number of actions that are described in the document prepared by STSA.
The global shipping industry is undergoing a radical transition towards lower pollutant emissions, a reduction in CO2 emissions and greater efficiency. New regulatory frameworks introduced by the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) and local bodies such as the EU are set to have a decisive impact on the bunker fuel industry.
Gain a better undertand how physical commodity trading firms play a crucial role in helping economies transition to cleaner fuels. As global oil products markets constantly evolve to meet new quality specifications or simply respond to demand patterns driven by technology or regulation, traders allow countries to avoid high transitional costs when adopting cleaner technologies.
The commodity trading industry in Switzerland is at a turning point and there are many challenges to be faced. Through positive engagement with the authorities and a commitment to dialogue with all stakeholders and the general public, STSA is confident that the industry is fit to meet these challenges and ensure the strength of the Swiss commodity trading hub well into the future.
Speculation, the cause for high food prices?
Swiss and UE bury the hatchet in the fiscal debate: Where are we now?
The Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Act: An important milestone in the regulatory framework applying to commodity trading

STSA Press Releases & Working papers

Nov 7, 2016, 7:09 AM
STSA welcomes the Swiss federal chambers’ decision to push forward with the legislative drafting and future implementation of a Tonnage Tax. The Swiss government is expected to soon launch a consultation procedure on this matter.
Jun 30, 2016, 7:26 PM
The entry into force of the FMIA and related Ordinance (FMIO) on 1 January 2016 was an important milestone in the regulation and supervision of OTC derivatives in Switzerland. It marked the beginning of an ambitious regulatory regime that will substantially change current commodity market practices.
Jun 30, 2016, 7:00 AM
The VOX Analysis looks at Swiss national votes and offers insights into the results based on representative surveys and statistical analysis, in this case on the initiative « Stop the speculation on food Commodities ». These confirm the assumptions on which STSA built its successful campaign against the JUSO initiative.