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Commodities Magazine 2019

"Remodelling Commodities Activity in an optimal Ecosystem"

Discover this exceptional 6th edition of Commodities Magazine in its brand new format, with even more dynamic new content and infographics.

With perspectives from over 40 leading voices across the industry, this edition focuses on remodelling the commodities activity in an optimal ecosystem within a rapidly evolving environment, with exciting topics including the impacts of new technologies, the US-China trade war, the new shale revolution, responsible business conduct, and more!


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STSA prides itself in representing the Swiss commodity and shipping hub in all its diversity. Our strong and active membership base is the association's main asset.

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STSA offers a wide range of tailor-made academic and professional training programmes, uniquely covering all commodities and activities along the commodity value chain.

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Swiss Strengths

Switzerland is at the centre of Europe, it is a perfect location to communicate with the rest of the world: China in the morning and the USA in the afternoon.

Geneva, located at the Western end of the country, is a global city and a worldwide centre for diplomacy and international co-operation. Geneva is also described as the third European financial centre after London and Zurich.

The region offers a favourable environment for business with an excellent infrastructure and where English is commonly spoken.

There is here a highly qualified workforce as well as banks with expertise meeting the needs of commodity traders.

The commodity trading companies have also stimulated the development of a large network of services : banks, insurances, law firms, fiduciaries, forwarding agents, inspection and verification companies, ship-brokers, consultants.

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Switzerland, the global commodity trading hub

Share of global trade handled by Swiss-based commodity trading companies

Cocoa 35%
Metals 60%
Oil 35%
Grains 60%
Sugar 50%
Coffee 50%

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