Switzerland is facing tremendous international political pressure regarding the taxation of international proceeds. Under the current corporate taxation system, businesses whose headquarters are located in Switzerland but whose revenue largely originates abroad are subject to very low tax rates on their foreign profits in Switzerland. According to OECD regulations, this is a harmful tax practice and can no longer be accepted. If Switzerland continues to uphold this practice, the country risks being blacklisted and becoming the object of international trade restrictions as a consequence. The proposed policy response of the federal government is a shift of taxation from business towards citizens combined with less resources for public services. A feature by Urs Stauffer, President of CESI’s Swiss member trade union organisation ‘ZV Öffentliches Personal’ and current Treasurer of CESI.