The National Board of Trade is the Swedish authority responsible for the Internal Market. In accordance with its instructions, the National Board of Trade is to work for a well functioning internal market that is characterised by free movement of goods, services, persons and capital.
The National Board of Trade acts as the Swedish Contact Point and the central internal market authority, coordinating internal market issues for private individuals, companies and authorities, both in Sweden and other EU countries.
The National Board of Trade assists private individuals and companies to solve problems that arise when EU legislation is incorrectly applied.
The National Board of Trade examines public authorities' proposals for new national regulations and their decisions to ban goods from the Internal Market.
The National Board of Trade analyses and investigates issues that concern the EU and the Internal Market on behalf of the Government Offices. It also participates in working groups and committees dealing with these issues within the EU.
Businesses and citizens who are using their freedom of movement in the EU can get help to find information, solve problems and influence on the legislation.
If you consider that a public authority in another EU/EES-country has hindered you from exercising your internal market rights you can turn to Solvit for help. Solvit seeks to find the easiest and best way to solve the problem. The services of Solvit are free of charge.
The Point of Single Contact, EUGO
The contact point for services helps companies that whish to sell services to Sweden or establish a service company in Sweden. On request by a company the Contact Point for services provides information on the regulations applicable to a specific service in Sweden. Through the contact point it is also possible to apply for permits, register a company and fulfil notification obligations. The contact point is part of the EUGO-network.
The Product Contact Point
The Contact Point for goods helps companies that wish sell goods to Sweden. On request by a company the Contact Point for goods provides information on the regulations applicable to specific products in Sweden, or contact information for other authorities in Sweden that have information about specific products.
If a member state wish to enact a new technical regulation it has to notify the proposal to the Commission and the other member states. Companies can subscribe to these notifications and try to influence the proposals in order to prevent new barriers to trade.