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Business in Sweden, Stockholm, Swedish Economy



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Syllabus of the Subject

Swedish Foreign Trade. Stockholm, Hennes Mauritz, Ericsson (Sweden)

  1. Introduction to the Kingdom of Sweden (EU)
  2. Business in Stockholm
  3. Swedish Economy
  4. Swedish International Trade
  5. Case Studies:
    1. Hennes Mauritz
    2. Atlas Copco Group
    3. Ericsson
    4. IKEA
    5. Scania
    6. Securitas
    7. Tetra Pak
    8. Volvo
  6. Access to the Swedish Market
  7. Business Plan for Sweden

Global Transport and Logistics

Transport and Logistics in Sweden. Access to the:

  1. North Sea-Baltic Corridor
  2. Pan-European Corridor II

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Sweden” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Swedish economy and global trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Swedish Market
  3. To analyze the trade relations of Sweden with the country of the student
  4. To know the Swedish trade agreements as a member of the EU
  5. To develop a business plan for the Swedish Market

E-learning Course Master, International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Sweden” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

EU, Masters, International Business Trade Masters adapted to Swedish Students.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English + Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Suecia Study Doctorate in International Business in French Suede Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Suécia.

  1. Credits of the Subject “Doing Business in Sweden”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

Foreign Trade and Business in the EU Countries

International Trade and Business in Sweden:

EU International Relations

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Swedish Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

European Single Market

  1. Sweden and the European Economic Area
  2. The EU
    1. Economic and Monetary Union
    2. European Customs Union
    3. European Single Market
    4. The EU Services Directive
    5. European Digital Single Market
    6. As a member of the EU, Sweden is a beneficiary of the EU Trade Agreements
  3. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  4. Regional Cooperation Council
  5. SICA (observer country)

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
    2. GATS
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. UN
    1. Convention Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods
    2. CMR Convention
    3. Rotterdam Rules (Sea)
    4. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member
  4. COTIF Convention (Rail)
  5. BIC
  6. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  7. IMO
    1. Convention for Safe Containers
    2. Istanbul Convention
  8. IRU
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  9. CIM & CIT Rules (Rail)
  10. ICS
  11. ICC

The EU and Their Institutions

  1. UNECE
  2. The EU
    1. ECB
    2. EIB
    3. EBRD
  3. OSCE

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. Asia-Europe Meeting
  2. Inter-American Development Bank (Non-borrowing country)
  3. Asian Development Bank
  4. African Development Bank
  5. UN
  6. WB
  7. WTO
  8. IMF
  9. OECD
  10. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The Kingdom of Sweden (Europe).

  1. Capital of Sweden: Stockholm
  2. Swedish Population: 9,593 million people
  3. Area of Sweden: 450,295 km²
  4. Swedish Borders: Norway and Finland
  5. Swedish is the official language of Sweden, being spoken by the majority of the population
  6. Government of Sweden: Parliamentary Monarchy
  7. King of Sweden: Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
  8. In 1995 Sweden separated from Norway
  9. Since 1814, Sweden has not taken part in any war

Main religion in Sweden: Protestants (Christianity).

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Sweden belongs to the European Economic Area.


Swedish Economy

  1. The Kingdom of Sweden is the home country of many innovations: dynamite, cream separator, Celsius temperature scale, Bluetooth, cardiac pacemaker, Tetra Pak packaging.
  2. Sweden is one of the world leaders in research in biotechnology, medical innovations, microelectronics, information technology (IT) and telecommunications
  3. Sweden ranks fourth in the competitiveness ranking of the World Economic Forum
  4. The pillar of the Swedish economy shifted from the agriculture and industry to services (telecommunications and information technology)
  5. Many multinational companies have their origins in the Kingdom of Sweden: Volvo, Astra, ABB, Ikea, Ericsson, Electrolux, H & M, Skype, Spotify..
  6. Currency of Sweden: Swedish krona
  7. Swedish Nominal GDP: 444,585 million dollars
  8. GDP per capita (nominal): 49,582 dollars
  9. Sweden is one of the least corrupt countries in the world
  10. Headquarters of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): Stockholm

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Swedish Foreign Trade

  1. The Kingdom of Sweden export automobiles, metal-mechanical products, steel, electronic devices, communication equipment and paper-based export products
  2. Engineering services account for 50% of the Swedish exports
  3. Top Swedish suppliers: Germany, Denmark and the UK
  4. Main products imported by Sweden: manufactures, vehicles, machinery and chemical products
  5. As a member of the EU, Sweden benefits from the EU Trade Agreements: Colombia, Chile, South Africa, Mexico, South Korea, Morocco, Tunisia, etc.

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