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Treaties & Agreements

Please find links to treaties, agreements and other legal texts with implications for Sweden. Be advised that this serves only as informational assistance and should not be seen as an exhaustive list.

Sweden is a full member of the EU and the W.T.O.

  • For a list of trade agreements with the EU and its Member States, as well as concise explanations, please see http://tcc.export.gov/Trade_Agreements/index.asp.
  • Sweden has concluded bilateral investment protection agreements with the following 66 countries and Hong Kong: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, (TFYR) Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua (signed, not in force), Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, the Philippines (signed, not in force), Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.
  • The U.S.-Swedish Bilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income was signed in 1994 and entered into force on January 1, 1996. In September 2005, a protocol was signed to amend the existing tax treaty between Sweden and the United States.
  • Swedish law generally provides good protection of all property rights, including intellectual property and real property. As a member of the European Union, Sweden adheres to a series of multilateral conventions on industrial, intellectual, and commercial property, including the WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).