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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Syria, Russia, migration and trade in focus at European Council
When the EU heads of state and government gathered for the European Council meeting in Brussels on 20 and 21 October, four issues were in focus: migration, the EU’s relations with Russia, the escalating humanitarian and security crisis in Syria, and trade. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven participated in the meeting, which incidentally was the first such meeting attended by the new UK prime minister Theresa May.
Foreign Minister Margot Wallström inaugurates new Embassy in Tunisia
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström will visit Tunisia on 25–26 October for the official inauguration of Sweden’s Embassy in Tunisia. During her visit Ms Wallström will meet with President Beji Caid Essebsi, Minister of Foreign Affairs Khemaies Jhinaoui, and representatives of civil society and Swedish businesses in Tunisia. The Embassy is also accredited for Libya and Ms Wallström will meet with Libyan representatives.
Swedish trade minister highlights importance of free trade
Sweden’s Minister of EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde will be accompanied by the largest ever business delegation during her upcoming official visit to Vietnam from October 4-6. This article was pubished in Vietnam Plus ahead of the visit.
Chinese investors visit Sweden
On Monday 12 September, the Government welcomed a Chinese business delegation consisting of some thirty corporate leaders and some twenty Swedish companies to Rosenbad for talks on investment opportunities in Sweden. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg hosted the meeting, along with Business Sweden and the Sweden China Trade Council. The aim of the meeting was to highlight the qualities that make Sweden unique as an investment country, and to show the Government’s engagement in business relations with China.
Sweden needs TTIP for jobs
Opinion piece in Aftonbladet 2 September 2016 by Ann Linde and Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson. A free trade agreement with the United States is important if we are to create a greater number of competitive jobs in Sweden. Neither the Government nor the Swedish Trade Union Confederation subscribes to the view that the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – TTIP – between the EU and the US have failed or should be abandoned. There are few tools that can genuinely increase the number of jobs – new progressive and comprehensive trade agreements are one such tool.
Free trade does not widen the gaps
Opinion piece in Dagens industri, 22 August 2016 More and more criticism of globalisation and free trade is being voiced around the world. The solution is to be part of development and to offer a strong safety net and an active labour market policy, writes Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to visit Serbia
On 15–16 August, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will travel to Belgrade for talks with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and President Tomislav Nikolić. The talks will focus on growth and migration issues, European cooperation, development in the region and how relations between the two countries can be developed.
Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde met French and German EU ministers
On 11 July, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde met the French and German EU ministers in Berlin to discuss how these Member States can pursue a common policy now that Sweden’s closest partner in the EU, the United Kingdom, has voted to leave the EU. It is important for Sweden to find new strong partners to enable it to take part in shaping the future of the EU.