In addition to customs, EU free trade agreements also cover issues such as non-tariff barriers, services, investment, public procurement and intellectual property. In addition, the agreements ensure an open, stable and predictable legal environment. They help create new business opportunities and develop trade and investment with different countries or regions. Sweden is a member of the EU and does not conclude free trade agreements on its own initiative. However, Sweden is actively involved in the preparations and work during the ongoing negotiations under the leadership of the EU. The mission of the National Board of Trade is to provide the Swedish government with qualified analysis for negotiating and making trade policy decisions. Free trade agreements are concluded between countries with the aim of creating a free trade area that would liberalize and facilitate trade between countries. Liberalization consists, inter alia, of reducing or phasing out customs duties on products originating in the free trade area. Browse online documents These links open a new window: Let the results appear for a moment. Sweden is included in the EU/EC TPRs Explanations and Contexts in the TPR Gateway Hover over a dispute number in the table below to see the title of the dispute.
Click the dispute number to go to a page with detailed information about the dispute. On this page you will find information on Sweden`s participation in the WTO. Sweden has been a member of the WTO since 1 January 1995 and a member of GATT since 30 April 1950. It is a Member State of the European Union (read more). All EU Member States are members of the WTO, as is the EU (officially known by the WTO as the European Community for legal reasons until 30 November 2009). (Directors-General of the former GATT organization): the agreement focuses on tariffs and import quotas, but other areas have been included over time. Two key fundamental principles are the most-favoured-nation (NTM) principle and the principle of domestic treatment. The principle of the UMN means that a Member State cannot grant another advantage (e.g. Β in the form of reduced duties or preferential import quotas) without granting the same advantages to all Contracting Parties.
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