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Switzerland

Competent Ministry

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO
Non-tariff measures division
Holzikofenweg 36 CH - 3003 BERNE
T. +41 31 323 89 41
flaminia.bridy@seco.admin.ch
http://www.seco.admin.ch


Authorised Assay Offices

Eidgenössische Zollverwaltung Zentralamt für Edelmetallkontrolle
Industriestrasse 37
CH - 2555 BRÜGG
T. +41 58 462 66 22
emk.info@ezv.admin.ch
http://www.ezv.admin.ch/

Edelmetallkontrolle Biel/Bienne
Industriestrasse 37
CH - 2555 BRÜGG

Bureau cantonal du contrôle des ouvrages en métaux précieux
67, av. L.Robert
CH - 2300 LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS

Controllo dei metalli preziosi Chiasso
22, via Motta
CH - 6830 CHIASSO

Contrôle fédéral des métaux précieux Genève
12, rue des Gares, Case postale 2294
CH - 1211 GENÈVE 2 Cornavin

Contrôle des métaux précieux Le Noirmont
Subd. Le Noirmont
9, rue du Doubs
CH - 2340 LE NOIRMONT

Edelmetallkontrolle Zürich
Postfach
CH-8058 ZÜRICH-FLUGHAFEN

Country profile

Last updated on 21-07-2019

The information provided in the table below serves a purely informative purpose and does not have any official or legal status (see disclaimer).  To ascertain that the information is still correct and up-to-date, please contact the authorised Assay Office.

Status Contracting State
Control system Compulsory for watch-cases; Voluntary for jewellery
Legal precious metals & standards of fineness*
Platinum Gold Palladium Silver
999 999 999 999
950 916 950 925
900 750 500 800
850 585 - -
- 375 - -
Weight exemptions**
Platinum Gold Palladium Silver
No No No No
Recognition of marks
CCM Yes
Other marks (i) For both watch-cases and jewellery: (1) Italian identification mark; (2) AO of France; (ii) For watch-cases only: (1) AO of Spain: (2) AO of Austria; (3) AO of Russian Federation.

* Standards may differ from those recognised under the Convention
** N/A under Convention rules

USEFUL LINKS
Switzerland and International Conventions
Precious Metals Control Act
Precious Metals Control Ordinance

Control marks