1. Europe fettered - The impact of crisis-era trade distortions

    The impact of crisis-era trade distortions

    Has Swedish exports of goods been held back due to trade barriers introduced since the financial crisis? According to this report, the answer is yes in relation to China but no in relation to the United States and Japan. Trade within the EU does not seem to have been affected much by trade barriers or trade distortions introduced globally since the financial crisis.

  2. November 2017 | Publications | English

    Enhancing TBT Capacity through Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance

    An evaluation by the National Board of Trade Sweden

    In this report, the National Board of Trade Sweden evaluates its TBT-related development cooperation activities for the last ten years. The evaluation maps out both pitfalls and success factors in developing effective and sustainable TBT capacity building. 

  3. October 2017 | Publications | English

    Trade and social sustainability

    An overview and analysis

    The main focus of this report is the links between trade and the social dimension of sustainable development. The report provides a comprehensive and holistic overview of relevant issues within trade and social sustainability, with a special focus on human rights, labour rights/working conditions and gender equality. The report also maps out trade related instrumentwith the potential to contribute to social sustainability, and it describes how the potential for trade to contribute to social sustainability is dependent on both national preconditions and complementary reforms.

    The report was published in Swedish in November 2016: Handel och social hållbarhet - en kartläggning och analys

  4. August 2017 | Publications | English

    Summary: Analysis of the free trade agreement between the EU, its member states and Canada (CETA)

    – an assignment by the Swedish government

    The Swedish Government has assigned the National Board of Trade to carry out an in-depth analysis of certain parts of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada. The analysis covers the provisions on investment protection including the ICS (Investment Court System), public procurement, environmental and health related issues, trade in services and the Regulatory Cooperation Forum.

    The assignment is a follow-up to an earlier government assignment to the Board in July 2016 to analyse possible effects of CETA on the environment, human and animal health as well as democratic decision-making.

  5. August 2017 | Publications | English

    New Trade Facilitation obligations in the SPS area

    In this report, the National Board of Trade analyses how the new trade facilitation agreement affects WTO trade law in the sanitary and phytosanitary field.

  6. March 2017 | Publications | English


    Options for a future regulatory framework for trade in services and customs and trade procedures between the EU and the UK

    In September 2016, the Swedish Government commissioned the National Board of Trade to analyse and provide alternatives for how trade in services between the EU and the UK can be regulated after a UK withdrawal from the EU and its single market. The assignment also includes analysing and providing alternatives for how customs and trade procedures for the trade in goods between the EU and the UK can be designed after a UK withdrawal from the EU.

    This is a summary of the full analysis, Brexit – Alternativ till framtida regelverk för handel med tjänster och tull- och handelsprocedurer mellan EU och Storbritannien, by the National Board of Trade. The full analysis is  available only in Swedish.

  7. February 2017 | Publications | English

    Case story: Direct imports of Ethiopian roses to Sweden

    Direct imports of Ethiopian roses to Sweden

    This case story describes how Swedish authorities worked with a specific case in which a small company experienced difficulties in direct imports of cut flowers from Ethiopia to Sweden. It describes the dialogue between authorities and between authorities and actors from the private sector, and how a mapping exercise was used to facilitate the process for the company.

    Trade in plant products means certain risks of introduction and spread of plant pests. Protective measures taken to minimise phytosanitary risks are therefore important. Phytosanitary inspections are conducted within a chain of border activities including customs declaration, handling of fees etc.The complexity of the chain poses challenges to both business operators and authorities.  

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