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More Swedish enterprises to win international procurements

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More Swedish enterprises will participate in and win procurements of goods and services at the major international organisations, such as the United Nations, international financial institutions and the European Union. This is one of the Swedish export strategy measures being launched on Monday.

To increase exchange with international organisations, the Government is launching a coherent strategy that will increase Swedish sales of goods and services to the UN system, international financial institutions and the EU. In 2014, for instance, the UN system purchased goods and services for more than SEK 150 billion. However, only 0.16 per cent of this was invoiced from Sweden (Swedish goods and services, but also foreign goods).

"Sweden has untapped potential, not least with regard to Swedish small and medium-sized enterprises that have good field solutions in the areas of energy, security, health and sanitation for peacekeeping operations, refugee camps, crises and disasters," says Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg.

The Government also proposes initiating long-term work to influence and change UN system procurement requirements to pay greater attention in decision-making to a long-term approach and sustainability.

"The UN procurement system is being modernised, which will provide new openings for Swedish suppliers, who often represent sustainable solutions and favourable life-cycle costs," says Mr Damberg.


Ann Wolgers
Press Secretary to Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg
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