Trade with Sweden

Are you interested in exporting your products to Sweden, or do you wish to make imports? Would you like to explore opportunities for investments in or trade with Sweden?

Swedish Chambers of Commerce

Exporting to Sweden from developing countries?
The Swedish Chambers offer contacts, knowledge and capacity to exporters from developing countries within the Trade Promotion Programme. The programme is carried out in cooperation with Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency).

To read more about the programme and download or order market information, visit

To register your business inquiry and make it visible to importers/business partners in Sweden, visit

Association of Swedish Chambers of Commerce and Industry

The Association of Swedish Chambers of Commerce is the national organisation and network for regional chambers, all uniquely positioned at the heart of every business community in Sweden. Chambers are important links for contacts and networking on regional, national and international levels. For more information, visit

P.O. Box 16050
103 21 Stockholm
Phone : +46 8 555 100 00
Fax: +46 8 566316 35

Western Sweden Chamber of Commerce
(Business Inquires)
P.O. Box 5253
402 25 Göteborg
Phone: +46 31 83 59 00
Fax: +46 31 83 59 36
The Chamber of Commerce of East Sweden
(Market Information)
P.O. Box 1343
S 600 43 Norrköping
Tel: +46 11 12 91 00
Fax: +46 11 13 77 19

Swedish Trade Council/Business Sweden

The Swedish Trade Council (Exportrådet) is a partnership between the Government of Sweden and Swedish industry in order to promote, support and create opportunities for Swedish exports. It offers general information on trade with Sweden, and can quickly (and free of charge) identify the right supplier for a prospective importer thanks to an extensive network in the Swedish industry. The Swedish Export Directory is an annual compilation of Swedish companies creating a buyer’s guide to Sweden. It can be found on the Council’s website. There is also a copy available in the Embassy reception. The Trade Council advises on current projects and business opportunities and on provides general facts on Sweden.

Swedish Trade Council
Box 240
101 24 Stockholm
Phone: +46 8 588 660 00
Fax: +46 8 662 90 93

National Board of Trade

The National Board of Trade (Kommerskollegium) is an independent government agency acting as an expert administrative authority on foreign trade and Swedish trade policies. Its activities fall mainly within the framework of the European Union and its internal market, but the Board also advocates an open and strong multilateral trading system, continued trade liberalisation and a simplification of trade procedures. It provides analyses of Swedish trade policies and information on i.e. import licences. The Board answers to enquiries free of charge.

National Board of Trade
Box 6803
113 86 Stockholm
Phone: +46 8 690 48 00
Fax: +46 8 30 67 59

Open Trade Gate Sweden

In 2004 the Government of Sweden decided that a special facility to strengthen the capacity and ability of developing countries to trade with and export to Sweden should be created.  The task was given to the National Board of Trade where Open Trade Gate Sweden was set up. 

Open Trade Gate Sweden is a one-stop information centre for exporters interested in the Swedish market. It aims to facilitate trade and increase exports from developing countries to Sweden. Open Trade Gate Sweden specialises in trade rules and regulations, covering areas such as labelling, packaging, health and sanitary requirements and customs procedures.

In addition to responding to inquiries from companies, Open Trade Gate Sweden also helps exporters who encounter problems when trying to export to Sweden. When a trade barrier is reported we act on the information by contacting relevant authorities and ministries in Sweden in order to solve the problem.    

Open Trade Gate Sweden has a technical assistance programme in the field of export procedures, rules and regulations. Within this programme, technical assistance is directed towards capacity building and institutional development.

Those who wish to consult Open Trade Gate Sweden should e-mail their questions, with detailed information about the product they wish to export to Sweden.

Open Trade Gate Sweden’s services are free of charge.

Open Trade Gate Sweden
Post address: P.O. Box 6803
Visit address: Drottninggatan 89
SE-113 86 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 690 49 40
Fax: +46 8 690 49 41

Swedish Federation of Trade

The Swedish Federation of Trade (Svensk Handel) is the principal organ in Sweden for Swedish importers, wholesalers, suppliers and retailers. It has 20 000 members, of whom a large number of trade associations and local business organisations. The Federation works for increased imports to Sweden and thus promotes free trade across borders. It aims at enhancing the awareness of the significance of trade and imports to Sweden. A special unit called the Import Council offers service to companies that want to export to Sweden, on i.e. import licences, border inspections, import documents and customs regulations. It assists companies in establishing contacts between suppliers from abroad and Swedish trade associations/companies and offers information on Swedish markets and trends.

Swedish Federation of Trade
114 82 Stockholm
Phone: +46 8 553 430 00
Fax: +46 8 553 430 99



Swedfund specialises in complex, high-risk investment environments. It has more than 30 years of experience in emerging markets and can provide an extensive international network.

Risk capital and financial support
Swedfund offers risk capital, equity, loans and expertise for investments in Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as the non-EU countries of Eastern Europe. It cooperates with strategic partners, primarily Swedish enterprises that are looking to start up or expand businesses in a new market.

Swedfund offers financing to companies that:

  • want to invest in African, Asian and Latin American countries that are not classified as upper middle income*, as well as the non-EU countries of Eastern Europe
  • have the economic resources to invest minimum the same amount as Swedfund,
  • have a management team that is capable of operating in the country under consideration

Swedfund also offers financial support to Swedish small and medium-sized limited liability companies for transfer of know-how and investments in equipment, when establishing a business/partnership in emerging markets.

The Swedish company should have:

  • between 5 and 249 employees,
  • an annual turnover not exceeding 50 MEUR and/or
  • a balance sheet total not exceeding 43 MEUR.

The financial support is given as a loan that can be converted into a grant when the project has been completed according to plan. The maximum financial assistance is limited to SEK 750,000 or 40 % of the total project budget. Transfer of know-how has to represent at least one third of the total project budget.

Swedfund International AB
P.O. Box 630 00621
Eden Square, 3rd Floor, Block A
Westland Rd, Westlands
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 (0)20 374 86 24

Swedfund International AB
Sveavägen 24-26
P.O. Box 3286
SE-103 65 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 725 94 00
Fax: +46 8 20 30 93

*Swedfund may invest in the countries that appear in the first three columns of DAC’s list of ODA Recipients.