InterGest is a globally operating trust company.
Our objective is to assist you in your export activities and to support you with all administrative processes in the respective target country. InterGest assumes responsibility in the form of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) for all your administrative activities, starting with the formation formalities and domiciliation of a foreign branch office or subsidiary through to the fiduciary management of daily administrative tasks.
InterGest can deal with everything apart from your sales activities and technology.
History InterGest Switzerland
Certification InterGest Switzerland
The Idea (international)
The services and systems provided by InterGest are designed to assist the exporting company in developing an effective and efficient method for the establishment and administration of a foreign branch or subsidiary.
customs and foreign exchange
transport, storage and operational management
Thanks to state-of-the-art IT technology, worldwide management and control of foreign subsidiaries via the Internet is available at minimum cost. This applies to B2C as well as B2B companies.
The Strategy (international)
The advancing development of international cooperation and exporting is making economic activity increasingly complicated. Business transactions not only need to be seen from a commercial point of view; it is also necessary to take technical, legal, fiscal and human factors into consideration.
The provisions of the OECD Model Agreement (especially Section 5), for example, have made it quite difficult for a company to set up a sales organization in a foreign country without at the same time establishing a place of business there.
Since, however, the administrative requirements for setting up a place of business are more or less the same as for a foreign branch, it makes sense in this case to opt for setting up a legally independent branch from the outset.
You of course have the option of developing the market with the help of a general importer.
What may at first glance appear to be a simple solution, however, as a rule turns out to be risky and expensive. Risky, because the entire risk lies with one person or organisation (the importer is your only customer in that country). Expensive, because to market your product the importer has to calculate margins, which, in competition with other suppliers, makes your product less attractive.
After considering the alternatives and weighing up all the arguments, there is really only one viable possibility for developing foreign markets: a wholly-owned sales subsidiary.
Organise your export activities with your own means, present yourself to your customers as a local business and sell your products under your own corporate identity. What was and is the right approach in your country of origin applies in equal measure to the foreign markets you are aiming to develop.
The Aim (international)
Your company's goal must be to establish an image and offer your services in every country to which you export in the same way as your local competitors, for – given the opportunity – customers will want to buy locally.
If foreign suppliers want to be competitive with regard to local suppliers, they need to be present in the market with a local organisation.
The InterGest organisation can provide you in individual export markets with all the necessary administrative infrastructure and associated services. This allows you to manage and control your foreign sales subsidiary from your home base at minimum cost.
The services offered by InterGest vary from country to country because they must be adapted to the specific legal, fiscal, customs and transport systems operating in the particular country, as well as to conditions with respect to mentality and language. Professional codes of ethics also frequently play a role in this context.
We assure that through a single business correspondent – InterGest – you are provided with all the information and services necessary for developing the market and managing your foreign subsidiary or branch.
You will find the specific details of services provided by the InterGest partners under intergest.com