Switzerland engages in the trade of medical devices to the annual value of more than 16 billion Swiss francs, and this is showing an upward tendency. The value of the medical devices that are exported from Switzerland clearly exceeds the value of the imported medical devices. Switzerland has a positive trade balance with almost every country. Our most important trade partners are Europe, the USA and Asia. Devices from Swiss medical technology companies are in demand all over the world. Access to the international markets is vital for Swiss companies. The challenges here are great, not least because of Switzerland’s special role with the European Union, and the fact that the international market and competitive environment changes in a very dynamic way.