Founded in 2006, the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA) is the national association representing the commodity trading and shipping activity across Switzerland. It has become a respected platform in commodity trading. It now has over 180 members across Switzerland, businesses of all sizes. This economic activity is one of the most important in Switzerland. According to various estimates, the sector contributes more than 20% to the GDP of Geneva canton and approximately 3.8% of the Swiss GDP and employing around 35,000 professionals across Switzerland.