With a probable exit of the UK from the EU, Switzerland, in her engineering industry and research sector, fears a set back if no deals can be struck with Britain, as Britain accounts for one of the top markets for Swiss products.
In spite of this foreboding, the government of Switzerland has entered into a bilateral agreement with Britain with respect to trade, insurance, aviation, and road transport. This is one of the core parts of the "Mind the Gap" strategy wherein the Federal Council aims at securing the mutual rights and obligations which are existent, even after UK's exit from the EU.
Efforts have also been made by the Swiss government and UK, aiming to reach a remedial understanding in the eventuality of UK's withdrawal, serving to ameliorate the repercussions of the citizens' freedom of movement and access to employment opportunities in either of the countries.
In lieu of this, the Swiss government decided to set an annual quota of 3,500 British citizens to work in England on 13 February.Source: https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-74102.htmlLegal disclaimer. This article does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. The article should be used for informational purposes only.