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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Let us work together, with courage and patience, to make the world more gender-equal
Today sees the opening of the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality – a global conference with 600 participants from over 100 countries. The Forum will bring together activists, academics, politicians and entrepreneurs who put their energies into making the world more gender-equal.
EU leaders discuss steel tariffs and Brexit
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met his head of state and government colleagues at the European Council on Thursday and Friday 22–23 March. Trade and the threat of steel tariffs were among the issues on the agenda. Brexit and the EU’s reactions to the nerve agent attack in Salisbury were other important issues.
Trade, Brexit and the nerve agent attack in Salisbury on the European Council agenda
Trade with countries outside the EU and the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU are two of the issues Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will raise with his heads of state and government colleagues when they meet on Thursday and Friday, 22–23 March. They will also discuss the nerve agent attack in Salisbury
Sweden to host global gender equality conference 15–17 April
Leaders from all over the world will gather in Stockholm to intensify international efforts for gender equality. The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality brings together close to 500 key representatives from civil society organisations, governments, business, and academia. The aim is to find solutions, take new initiatives, and strengthen co-operation in the international fight for gender equality.
Future of the EU: An inclusive discussion on the white paper on the future of Europe
A necessary and valuable debate on the future has started in the EU. Although much works well at EU level, there is reason for soul-searching. The more people who are involved in the discussions on the future of Europe, the better the prospects of strengthening our citizens’ trust in the European project.
Speech by Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde at the WTO Ministerial Conference
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The fifth summit called for a stronger EU Eastern Partnership
When Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and other EU Heads of State and Government met their counterparts from the Eastern Partnership countries in Brussels 24 November, reforms, deepened and broadened cooperation were on the agenda. Prime Minister Löfven particularly stressed the importance of democracy and human rights, gender equality and a strong civil society.
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.
Ann Linde to host Digital 9 ministerial meeting
On Wednesday 18 October, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde will host a ministerial meeting of the Digital 9 group (D9), focusing on the EU’s digital single market. The aim of the D9 is to continue to push the EU’s digital agenda forward.