Switzerland and the EU have been negotiating the possibility of linking their emissions trading schemes since 2011. Both the Federal Council and the EU Council of Ministers issued a corresponding negotiating mandate. The technical negotiations were concluded in January 2016 with the initialling of an agreement. The agreement has been signed on 23 November 2017 in Berne. The EU approved the Agreement at the beginning of 2018, and the Swiss Parliament approved it on 22 March 2019. It was ratified by Switzerland and the EU in December 2019 and enters into force on 1 January 2020.
Last modification 09.12.2019