Publications

The National Board of Trade publishes a number of reports in a wide range of trade related issues. The reports can be downloaded free of charge.

  1. May 2014 | Publications | English

    Do EU Producers and the EU Economy Really Benefit from Anti-Dumping Policy?

    This report examines the effects of European Union (EU) anti-dumping measures from the points of view of effectiveness and efficiency. We analysed 39 anti-dumping cases that were investigated between 2000 and 2008. The results suggest that EU anti-dumping measures do provide some protection for EU producers.

  2. March 2014 | Publications | English

    World Trade in the 21st Century

    In this report, the National Board of Trade summarises important trends that challenge conventional wisdom with respect to international trade. The report is based on previous analysis by the National Board of Trade and it describes:

    1. how production increasingly takes place in international networks
    2. the increased service content of trade - so called "servicification"
    3. the digitalisation of international trade

  3. January 2014 | Publications | English

    No Transfer, No Trade

    -The Importance of Cross-Border Data Transfers for Companies Based in Sweden

    Today, business and trade is totally dependent on data flows – data that has to be moved in order to make trade happen and for efficient running of companies. The world has gone digital. The possibility for companies, organisations, governments and individuals to move and share data is a precondition for this. While creating enormous opportunities, the digital age also raises important concerns, including the protection of personal information. With this report, we hope to improve the understanding of the issue of data transfers, especially how companies use data transfers as part of their everyday trade and thus how data protection and regulations affect their business opportunities.

  4. November 2013 | Publications | English

    Eliminating Anti-Dumping Measures in Regional Trade Agreements

    The European Union Example

    In recent years, the number of regional trade agreements has proliferated. The great majority, about 90 per cent, of the regional trade agreements allow member countries to use anti-dumping measures against one another. Due to the fact that about 75 per cent of all regional trade agreements include provisions on competiton rules, it may be possible to replace anti-dumping measures with competition rules if there is emphasis placed on this during the trade negotiations.

  5. November 2013 | Publications | English

    Global Value Chains and Developing Countries

    An Introduction

    World trade is undergoing major changes. Emerging economies contribute to new trading patterns, in many cases gaining shares in the global trading system that better correspond to the sizes of their populations. Production is becoming more fragmented and at the same time more integrated; specialisation through geographic division of production is increasing, as is the service content in trade.

  6. November 2013 | Publications | English

    Effects on Trade and Competition of Abolishing Anti-Dumping Measures

    The European Union Experience

    The European Union (EU) is one of the few regional trade agreements where the anti-dumping measures that were in place have been abolished between the member states as they are integrated. In addition, the EU is one of the few regional trade agreements that have established common competition rules. EU integration is, accordingly, the most relevant case to study in order to gain an understanding of the effects of abolishing anti-dumping measures and of whether 'unfair competition' is still taking place.

  7. October 2013 | Publications | English

    Just Add Services

    A case study on servicification and the agri-food sector

    The aim of this study is to analyse if services are as important to the agri-food sector as they are for manufacturing and if the agri-food also is being servicified. This will underline the importance of services and that trade in services is essential for agri-food companies – both to provide them with access to needed services and being able to deliver the services they need to deliver alongside their products. How open markets are for competition in the provision of services will have an impact on the efficiency of agri-food-production and on its participation in global value chains.

  8. October 2013 | Publications | English

    Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs)

    - how they work

    Investment Protection Treaties are commonly known as Bilateral Investment Treaties or BITs. Investment protection is also found in certain free trade agreements. The best known example is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); an agreement signed by Canada, the USA and Mexico. In this paper, the term "foreign investors" refers to investors from a country with which there is a Bilateral Investment Treaty. At the end of the paper you will find information on Sweden and BITs.

  9. September 2013 | Publications | English

    National Board of Trade

    The National Board of Trade is the Swedish government agency for foreign trade and trade policy - a brief introduction.

  10. June 2013 | Publications | English

    Targeting the Environment

    Exploring a New Trend in the EU’s Trade Defence Investigations

    In recent years, the European Union's trade defence instruments (TDI) have increasingly been directed towards renewable energy sources, such as biodiesel, bioethanol, glass fibres, solar panels and solar glass. The TDI investigations on renewable energy sources affect import values which are among the highest of any of the EU's TDI measures. This provides an indication that there are considerable environmental values involved.

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