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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Responsible: Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth