A point to note when developing an e-commerce business in Switzerland is that there are a number of requirements for incorporation, tax and registration. The main reason for this is that although operations from a customer standpoint happen online, it is still treated almost identically as a normal Swiss company. The only major difference between the Swiss registry and regulation of businesses is that an e-commerce business operates digitally.
There are other requirements also, which require a business owner or prospective owner to hold a Swiss residence permit. This requirement is further intensified if the company's registered name is the business owners name.
All Swiss companies are required to be one of the Swiss approved business forms, which can come in the following in Switzerland:
- public limited company;
- limited liability company.
In Switzerland, the business's prospective owner isn't presented with biases or limitations depending on race, especially when establishing the business. Aside from this, there are some minor nationality requirements, which require at least one Swiss resident on the board of directors or management board. We have consultants who are able to elaborate and assist with this process.