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Market Access Day - EU Commission and Swedish Industry on Trade

During the Swedish EU Presidency, the European Commission, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the National Board of Trade Sweden and the West Sweden Chamber of Commerce will organize a Market Access Day in Gothenburg for Swedish companies. Take this unique opportunity to meet up with EU and Swedish experts and policy makers on international trade and market access.

The Chief Trade Enforcement Officer at the Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission, Mr. Denis Redonnet, will present the EU’s work and priorities on trade barriers. Moreover, you will be reminded of the many existing trade policy tools available to professionals, such as the Access2Markets information portal, the Single Entry Point (SEP) to report trade barriers and the rules of origin self-assessment tool.

The USA and India will be in focus for a panel discussion, made up of EU market experts and major Swedish companies, while a discussion on other countries will be possible as well. The US is the most important market for Swedish sales abroad and we will discuss the challenges to be addressed, such as the Inflation Reduction Act, IRA, as well as the status of a future trade agreements. India is growing as a trade partner and progress on the EU-India free trade agreement is a priority under the Swedish EU presidency.


  • Registration and Coffee
  • Welcome to Market Access Day
    Johan Trouvé, CEO, The West Sweden Chamber of Commerce
    Per-Arne Hjelmborn, DG, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • EU work and priorities on trade barriers
    Denis Redonnet, Deputy Director General and Chief Trade Enforcement Officer, European Commission
  • Practical introduction to the webportal Access2Markets
    European Commission experts on the webportal Access2Markets
  • Q&A
  • Coffee break
  • Panel: Trade barriers in the US and India
    Introduction on trade barriers and how to resolve them, by European Commission experts and discussion in a panel of Swedish companies: Volvo Group, Getinge and (one more company t b c).
    Susanne Jannesson, Legal Counsel Public Affairs, Volvo Group
    Charlotte Niklasson, Director Public Relations, Getinge
    Moderator: Carolina Dackö, Partner, Mannheimer Swartling
  • Q&A
  • Presentation of trade barriers success story
    How the trade barrier affecting the Ballast Water Treatment Systems was resolved: Alfa Laval
  • Q&A
  • Concluding remarks
    Anders Ahnlid, Director General, National Board of Trade Sweden
    Denis Redonnet, Deputy Director General and Chief Trade Enforcement Officer, European Commission
  • Light lunch

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Information och anmälan


15 mars 2023, kl 8.30-14.00


Västsvenska Handelskammaren
Parkgatan 49, Göteborg.


Kostnadsfritt, kaffe och lunch ingår vid deltagande på plats.