Trade and investment promotion
The purpose of Swedish trade and promotion policy is to promote Sweden’s economic interests and the image of Sweden abroad, to facilitate exports and imports and encourage trade with other countries.
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EU and Japan – agreement on free trade deal
The EU and Japan have reached an agreement in principle on both an Economic Partnership Agreement and a political Strategic Partnership Agreement, which both regions say represents an ‘economic landmark’. “Two of the world’s largest economies have agreed to conclude a free trade agreement at a time when protectionist winds are blowing around the world. This sends an important signal to the rest of the world,” says Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde.
TTIP dialogue in Stockholm
A unique event organised by the Government Offices together with the Swedish Trade Union Confederation and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise brought together representatives of business, civil society, the EU and the United States for a full-day dialogue on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
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Ludwig Göransson receives the Government’s Music Export Prize 2018
The Government’s prize for extraordinary services to Swedish music exports in 2018 has been awarded to composer and producer Ludwig Göransson. The Government’s 2018 Special Prize for long-standing contributions to Swedish music exports has been awarded this year to Thomas Johansson, Live Nation. The commendation for achievements of particular importance to the internationalisation of Swedish music has been awarded to Musikmakarna and Ulla Sjöström.Ludwig Göransson receives the Government’s Music Export Prize 2018
Nominations for the 2018 Music Export Prize
The Government’s Music Export Prize is awarded every year to an artist who has been internationally successful during the preceding year and has contributed to Swedish musical export success and to a positive image of Sweden. The winner will be announced by Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs, Ann Linde at a ceremony at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on Wednesday 6 March at 14.30.Nominations for the 2018 Music Export Prize
The Government’s Statement of Foreign Policy 2019
On 13 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2019 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag. Check against delivery.The Government’s Statement of Foreign Policy 2019
Global Deal Multi-Stakeholder Partnership to be hosted by the OECD
By agreeing to take over from Sweden in driving the work of the Global Deal partnership, the OECD demonstrates that social dialogue and strong labour relations are key to reducing inequality and building trust in a changing world of work.Global Deal Multi-Stakeholder Partnership to be hosted by the OECD
Handbook Sweden’s feminist foreign policy
In October 2014, Sweden became the first country in the world to launch a feminist foreign policy. This means applying a systematic gender equality perspective throughout the whole foreign policy agenda. This handbook should be a resource for international work relating to gender equality and all women’s and girls’ full enjoyment of human rights. It contains a selection of methods and experiences that can provide examples and inspira¬tion for further work of the Swedish Foreign Service, other parts of the civil service and society as a whole. The handbook also describes the first four years of working with a feminist foreign policy. Thereby, it responds to the considerable national and international interest in this policy.Handbook Sweden’s feminist foreign policy
Migration and trade on agenda as heads of state and government meet
Migration, EU–US relations, and security and defence will be on the agenda when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven meets his European Council colleagues on 28–29 June.Migration and trade on agenda as heads of state and government meet
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to attend European Council meeting in Brussels
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will attend the European Council meeting in Brussels on 28–29 June. The agenda will include migration, trade and security issues.Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to attend European Council meeting in Brussels
Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality - Hosts' summary and reflections
The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality was held on 15–17 April 2018 and gathered more than 700 participants from over 100 countries and a multitude of sectors and functions. The discussions covered a broad range of areas and focused on concrete methods and tools to enhance gender equality and the full enjoyment of rights, representation and resources for all women and girls.Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality - Hosts' summary and reflections
Ann Linde presented the Government’s Music Export Prize for 2017
The Government’s prize for extraordinary services to Swedish music exports in 2017 was awarded to the artist and songwriter Noonie Bao. The Government’s 2017 Special Prize for long-standing contributions to Swedish music exports was awarded to the world-class conductor Herbert Blomstedt.Ann Linde presented the Government’s Music Export Prize for 2017
Acne Studios winner of the 2017 Cultural and Creative Industries Export Prize
On 24 May, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde presented the Government's 2017 Cultural and Creative Industries Export Prize. The newly established prize was awarded to the Swedish fashion company Acne Studios.Acne Studios winner of the 2017 Cultural and Creative Industries Export Prize