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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A digital Team Sweden on Sweden Abroad
To make it easier for all actors around the world that are interested in forging trade links with Swedish businesses, we have gathered all information in a single place on Sweden Abroad (our website for our missions abroad) called ‘Doing Business with Sweden – the sky is the limit’. This is a step on the road to providing comprehensive, easily accessible digital information to those who want to export from Sweden, import Swedish products or invest in Sweden.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sweden-India Joint Action Plan, agreed by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Visit of H.E. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, to Stockholm 16-17 April 2018.
Joint Declaration on Sweden-India Innovation Partnership for a Sustainable Future
The governments of Sweden and India hereby agree to deepen our collaboration in the field of innovation through a strategic innovation partnership. The innovation partnership represents a step-change in India-Sweden science and innovation collaboration, underpinning our mutual commitment to drive prosperity and address global challenges such as climate change and sustainable development through innovation.
Innovation and sustainable development the focus of Indian official visit
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sweden on 16–17 April. India is currently the world’s fastest growing major economy, and the Swedish Government is working to strengthen Sweden's role as a key partner in the areas of sustainability and innovation.