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21.2 Gifts

While gifts are a part of international protocol in connection with visits and a traditional way to express gratitude, some ethical and legal factors should be borne in mind.

According to the current ethical guidelines for Government Offices officials, gifts exceeding a value equivalent to 300-400 Swedish kronor should not be kept by the receiving official but must be handed into the Ministry's official gifts repository.

Moderation should be observed when it comes to alcoholic beverages. Gifts consisting of alcoholic beverages are therefore not recommended, nor are gift tokens/vouchers. However, gifts such as local specialties or handicraft products are always welcome.