For detergents and cleaning products («industrial products»), at least 60% of the manufacturing costs must occur in Switzerland. All production costs (i.e. costs for raw materials, semi-finished products, accessory parts, product- related salaries and production overhead costs) can be taken into account and now additionally the costs for research and development, quality assurance and certification.
There are also exceptions provided for under the new law:
- Natural products that are not found in Switzerland (e.g. precious metals, steel, mineral oils) are not included in the calculation.
- Materials that are not available in sufficient quantities in Switzerland are simply taken into consideration as a percentage, i.e. only to the extent they are available in Switzerland.
- Additives of minor importance may be ignored. In addition, at least one essential manufacturing step must have taken place in Switzerland.
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