In 2009, the Swiss voted 59.6% and 40.4% against the extension of Bulgaria and Romania.  While Directive 2004/38/EC on the right to free movement and residence does not apply directly to Switzerland, the bilateral Swiss-EU agreement on the free movement of persons provides for the same rights for both Swiss nationals and EEA nationals and their family members.  Following the refusal of EEA membership in 1992, Switzerland and the EU agreed on a set of seven sectoral agreements signed in 1999 (known in Switzerland as „bilateral I“). These include the free movement of persons, technical barriers to trade, public procurement, agriculture and air and land transport. In addition, a scientific research agreement has enabled Switzerland to be fully used in the EU`s research framework programmes. On 6 September 27, 2011, the Swiss franc was effectively pegged against the euro: the franc had always sunk independently of each other until its monetary appreciation became unacceptable during the eurozone debt crisis. The Swiss National Bank has established a chf/EUR commitment including a floor rate of CHF 1.20 against the euro, with no ceiling. The Bank is committed to maintaining this exchange rate to ensure stability. The commitment was abandoned on 15 January 2015, when the new upward pressure on the Swiss franc exceeded the bank`s tolerance level.  Switzerland will recognise imports of UK products marketed as organic and certified by a UK regulatory body. See the list of minimum transactions in Article 7 of the Protocol on Rules of Origin in the text of the trade agreement between the United Kingdom and Switzerland. Voters decided by an overwhelming majority to renew the agreement on free movement and extend the right to work in Switzerland to Bulgarian and Romanian citizens. If the agreement has not been renewed, the guillotine clause could have entered into force and destroyed all bilateral agreements I.
Both the existing GIs of the United Kingdom and Switzerland remain covered by this Agreement. This agreement protects 45 geographical conditions of the United Kingdom. In terms of foreign and security policy, Switzerland and the EU have no cross-cutting agreements. However, in its 2000 security report, the Federal Council announced the importance of contributing to stability and peace beyond Switzerland`s borders and of building an international community of values. Subsequently, Switzerland began to collaborate on EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) projects. Switzerland has provided personnel or equipment for the European Union peacekeeping and security missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kosovo, Macedonia and Aceh in Indonesia, in order to provide personnel or equipment to provide personnel for security purposes. The purpose of preferential origin is to subject goods duty-free or a reduced duty on exports to a free-trade country. This document shall be documented by a movement certificate or a country of origin declaration on invoice. . . .