From 1 June 2017, category B EU/EFTA residence permits granted to citizens of these countries will be subject to quotas. There will be 996 residence permits B EU/EFTA available. These are issued according to the principle "first come, first served". This measure is to remain in force for a year.
This measure applies to workers from EU-2 countries who wish to take up an employment with a yearly, one-year or permanent contract in Switzerland and apply for a residence permit B EU/EFTA as an employed person. The same applies to self-employed persons who wish to settle in Switzerland.
More information about the safeguard clause can be found from 1 June 2017 on the related page of the State Secretariat for Migration in the tab "Bulgaria and Romania (EU-2)".