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In the health sector, the Swiss decision will even have an immediate impact. By coincidence, a mutual recognition agreement for medical devices expired on Wednesday, meaning it will be more complicated for manufacturers to trade such devices between the EU and Switzerland. The mutual recognition agreement would have been renewed as part of the partnership treaty, also known as the Institutional Framework Agreement.
Disturbances are also expected in broader economic relations. Even though the EU-Switzerland free trade deal from 1972 remains unchanged by Wednesday's scuppering of the framework agreement, the German-Swiss Chamber of Commerce warned in a statement that a failure to undertake "necessary updates" to the trade deal, for example concerning new machinery directives or data equivalency, will create costly hurdles for companies.
"For companies in Switzerland, but also for those in the EU, market access risks to become significantly more complex and expensive, as products must be re-certified for the respective markets, for example, and legal representatives must be appointed," the statement said, adding: "In addition, disruptions in the supply chain may also arise, as exporting products from the EU to Switzerland may no longer be worthwhile."
Other problems could emerge in the food sector, where there's no harmonization on issues such as food labeling. The EU says the framework agreement would have also allowed Switzerland to negotiate better market access for some agricultural products, particularly meat and dairy.
Finally, the failure to finalize the agreement means that Swiss airlines have less access to the EU aviation market, with equal restrictions for EU carriers on the Swiss market.