Sweden’s new export strategy has been developed in close collaboration with the business sector. In the strategy, the Government addresses the challenges facing Swedish exports with a large number of concrete measures.
Sweden’s export strategy
The Swedish export strategy is to help achieve the Government’s overall objective of Sweden having the lowest unemployment rate in the EU by 2020. The goals in the strategy are to: Increase exports, both in absolute figures and as a proportion of GDP; Increase Sweden’s attractiveness for investments, expertise and Tourists; Increase the proportion of exporting enterprises; and Increase Swedish enterprises’ participation in the global economy.
News from Sweden’s Export Strategy
- 1 Additional SEK 800 million to increased exports
- 2 Team Sweden to coordinate export support
- 3 Every three days, the Government travels to promote Sweden
- 4 Swedish enterprises to achieve the largest global deals
- 5 More Swedish enterprises to win international procurements
- 6 Action plan for business and human rights
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Sweden and India agree to deepen their innovation cooperation
Sweden and India today signed a joint innovation partnership to deepen the collaboration between the two countries and contribute to sustainable growth and new job opportunities. The partnership was signed in connection with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Stockholm.
Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde leads Team Sweden delegation to Palestine
On 21–22 November, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde will travel to Palestine. Ms Linde will lead a Team Sweden delegation of around 10 companies and representatives of four government agencies. It will be the first time the Government conducts a Team Sweden trip to Palestine.
Exporting Swedish Care and Health
The Swedish government wants to increase exports of health and medical care, social services, pharmaceuticals, biomedicine and medical technology. These areas are already an important component of Swedish exports, but their share can be increased. Swedish social services and health and medical care produce world-class medical results. To make use of the available opportunities and potential, a new, active working group will be established under the Team Sweden concept, called ‘Team Sweden Care and Health’.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to visit Iran
On 11–12 February, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit Iran at the invitation of President Hassan Rouhani. Discussions will primarily concern bilateral cooperation, trade issues and developments in the region, with a focusing on Syria.
Smart industry - a strategy for new industrialisation for Sweden
Sweden’s prosperity is built on innovative and successful export companies that time and again have managed to renew and reorganise production and products to keep pace with changing markets. The Government’s strategy for new industrialisation is an important stage of the effort to benefit from the window of opportunity for new industrialisation that is now open to Sweden.
State Secretary Nils Vikmång attending ministerial meeting on sustainable energy solutions in San Francisco
On 31 May–3 June, State Secretary Nils Vikmång is heading a Swedish delegation in San Francisco in the United States. During the week he will take part in the meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial, a project involving some 20 countries with the aim of accelerating the spread of sustainable energy solutions. The Swedish delegation will also attend a number of meetings in the area of energy technologies and innovations.
Sweden working for more efficient global trade
This week, Sweden is hosting an international meeting on how we can simplify trade in our important eastern neighbourhood. Participants from more than 40 countries are coming to Stockholm to exchange experiences and learn from each other about how to best simplify trade and customs procedures.
Within the framework of the Government’s export strategy, the MFA and the Kreativ Sektor (Creative Sector) project have together created Showcase Sweden, a digital showcase for the Swedish cultural and creative industries. The aim is to make creative content accessible in a coordinated and useful format that can be used as a tool for press contacts, talks and meetings, for instance, but that can also be shown on screens in lobbies and waiting rooms and distributed to the broad public, potential customers and recipients of Swedish exports.
New road safety initiative – Vision Zero remains in place
The Government is now launching action to inject new energy into road safety efforts, for all modes of transport. On 15 March 2016, Minister for Infrastructure Anna Johansson hosted a meeting of industry and government agency representatives to build an understanding of the challenges in the area and to begin discussing initiatives and solutions to meet these challenges.