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Offset

Based on the principles of the Federal Council for the armament policy of the DDPS and the armaments strategy, armasuisse defines in the Offset Policy the implementation and as-sessment of offsets in the procurement of arms, munitions and war material abroad. To protect its essential security interests, Switzerland relies on an efficient Security-relevant Technology and Industry Base (STIB). To strengthen the STIB, offsets should provide access to technologies, know-how and foreign markets.

armasuisse publishes the current offset obligations semi-annually in the offset register.

Link: Offset register

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Offset Office Berne (OBB)

The Offset Office Berne (OOB) was founded by the Swiss industry associations Swissmem and GRPM to promote an economically successful implementation of offsets and the relevant exchange of information between armasuisse and Swiss industry. The OOB supports armasuisse in the review and assessment of offset transactions and their statistical recording. At the same time, the OOB informs Swiss industry about participation opportunities and arranges contacts with foreign suppliers.

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Reporting

For each offset transaction, the foreign supplier completes an Offset Declaration Form (ODF) and has it confirmed by the Swiss beneficiary with a signature. The foreign supplier reports to armasuisse semi-annually on newly concluded offset transactions. For this purpose, he uses the prescribed Offset Report Form and encloses the relevant ODFs as well as all necessary supporting documents. If possible, he sends the report to armasuisse by e-mail. armasuisse, in cooperation with the OOB, verifies that the transactions have been carried out in accordance with the Offset Policy and confirms the accepted offset value.

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Per Magnus Larsson Offset Responsible
armasuisse
Tel.
+41 58 464 56 83

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Heinz König Offset Specialist
Offset Office Berne (OOB)
Tel.
+41 58 464 70 38

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