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The Government to propose Swedish tonnage tax system

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In the Budget Bill for 2016, which is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party, the Government will propose the introduction of a Swedish maritime tonnage tax system. The purpose is to give Swedish shipping companies in international traffic competitive conditions equal to those of shipping companies in other European countries.

“I am pleased that we will have a maritime tonnage tax system in place and I look forward to seeing more Swedish-flagged ships. We know that this is very important in terms of jobs and it is a step along the way to achieving the lowest rate of unemployment in the European Union by 2020,” says Minister for Infrastructure Anna Johansson.

The initiative will be funded within the infrastructure appropriations, half within the shipping industry. This will be done by adjusting maritime support and by subjecting to interest the accumulated excess depreciation of shipping companies when they enter the system.

Maritime tonnage tax is state support which must be reported to and approved by the European Commission before being implemented. Therefore, the earliest date on which the new provisions can enter into force is 1 July 2016. 

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Elin Tibell
Press Secretary to Minister for Infrastructure Anna Johansson
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 3 October 2014 and 27 July 2017 she was Minister for Infrastructure.

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 3 October 2014 and 27 July 2017 she was Minister for Infrastructure.