Export and import

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This page contains general information for importing, exporting or doing business with other countries during the coronavirus pandemic.

On this page you will find information about:

  1. Customs
  2. Advice
  3. Guarantees and financing
  4. Information and support from the EU

Customs

At the Swedish Customs website you can read about how import and export can be affected by the coronavirus. Swedish Customs has also published answers to frequently asked questions regarding how trade and transport of goods can be affected.

Import and export at the Swedish Custom (in Swedish)
Frequently Asked Questions at the Swedish Custom (in Swedish)

Advice

If you have questions related to export or trade with other countries you can, for example, contact Business Sweden or the Enterprise Europe Network for guidance and support. You can also get help with specific country information.

Business Sweden
Enterprise Europe Network

Guarantees and Finacing

Guarantees from the Swedish Export Credit Agency 

Exporting companies can turn to the Swedish Export Credit Agency (Exportkreditnämnden, EKN), which has different types of guarantees. EKN's guarantees insures the risk of not getting paid and facilitates the possibility of obtaining loans through banks in connection with export transactions.

To further facilitate Swedish companies access to financing as a result of the coronavirus, EKN now offers improved opportunities for operating credits for smaller companies with a turnover of up to SEK 5 billion. EKN has also developed a new guarantee for business financing for large companies and their subcontractors.

The Swedish Export Credit Agency

A new EU decision enables EKN to temporarily insure short risks in export transactions within the EU and to high-income countries such as Norway and the U.S. Previously, it has not been allowed for state actors. The new decision applies to transactions with credit terms for less than two years.

New decision about export transactions at the Swedish Export Credit Agency (in Swedish) 

Loans from The Swedish Export Credit Corporation

The Swedish Export Credit Corporation's has a loan limit of SEK 200 billion with the Debt Office. The loan framework can be used in situations where the demand for financing from the export industry is increased.

The Swedish Export Credit Corporation offer loans to Swedish export companies and their subcontractors to export companies with annual sales of at least SEK 200 million. 
They also finance foreign buyers of Swedish goods and services.

The Swedish Export Credit corporation

Information and support from the EU

The website of the European Commission includes information on what support and measures are being taken by the EU due the coronavirus. Also, transport recommendations and macro analyzes of the economy is included. 

Ensuring the free flow of goods and services at the European Commission
Economy and entrepreneurship at the European Commission

 

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