Exports are one of the Swedish Government’s focus areas and an important element in getting more people into jobs and safeguarding Swedish welfare, writes the Embassy of Sweden, Hanoi. Sweden has an ambitious employment objective: by 2020 the number of people in work and the number of hours worked in the economy must increase to such an extent that Sweden achieves the lowest unemployment rate in the EU. Increased investments in housing, infrastructure and knowledge as well as an active business policy are needed to achieve this objective. And Swedish exports must increase. Part of the Government’s export strategy is to make it easier for businesses to set up operations abroad by coordinating export support through Team Sweden.
Team Sweden is an umbrella for all Sweden’s government agencies, boards and companies currently working on export promotion initiatives for Swedish businesses. It aims to make things simple and straightforward for companies wanting to enter the export market and includes the most important ministries and government agencies working in the area of exports.
Teams Sweden is represented locally all over the world and Vietnam is no exception. In early March representatives from the Embassy, Business Sweden and the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (NordCham) met in order to come up with a strategy on how to move forward together.
This is part of the joining and coordinating efforts to brand Sweden as an attractive partner and support Swedish companies in increasing trade or expanding business with Vietnam. Team Sweden is led by Swedish Ambassador Camilla Mellander.
The embassy welcomes the “Team Sweden” concept because it sees great value in working together closely and continuously.
“We share experience, contacts and information that may be of benefit to everyone. Business Sweden is already hosted and part of the Embassy’s commercial arm. We will also work with relevant decision makers, chamber of commerce, media and local businesses in Vietnam about how to do business with Sweden.”
Source: Embassy of Sweden, Hanoi