Here are some useful links to Swiss laws and ordinances. You will find links to the corresponding European documents under the relevant topic. The links are continuously updated.
Swiss Federal Act on Product Safety (ProdSA )
Verordnung über die Produktesicherheit (PrSV )
Swiss Machine Ordinance (MachineO )
Swiss Ordinance on Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment (LVEO )
Swiss Ordinance on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMCO )
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