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The Swiss economy, and population, is equal to the State of Virginia.
A Private Economic, Finance, Credit and Monetary System.
WIR is a Trade System that issues and manages a private form of money, the WIR Franc, used, in combination with Swiss Francs, by a network of Swiss companies to conduct business with each other.
Switzerland's WIR Trade System - Overview
The WIR website is published in Italian, French and German.
The WIR System admits only qualified companies. Members use dual-currency transactions, Swiss Francs and WIR Francs, to conduct business, without discounting their product or services. The System's 60,000 members generate over 6 billion dollars in volume. WIR also operates as a lender, extending secured credit, in WIR Francs, to its members.
8-minute video by the RAI Italian Television Network