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AmCham Sweden is the voice of American business in Sweden. We are champions of US - Swedish trade and investment and US commercial interests in Sweden and give members a networking platform, critical business information, and an amplified voice.


State of Expat Life Survey Now Available

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In late 2017, Mundus International, a provider of news, analysis and insight into Swedish current affairs to the foreign community in Sweden. New in Sweden (NiDS), the expat membership and support service and Swedish language course provider, Swedish for Professionals, collaborated to uncover the true picture of life for expats in Sweden. 

Expats living in Sweden, the HR staff at companies where they work, and relocation agents that supported them during their moving process were quizzed. International benchmarking studies of expats were also analyzed as well.

Toward the end of 2018, and potentially every year from now on, the survey will be conducted again so that the changes of new expats can be compared to previous arrivals to Sweden. 

To order a copy of the State of Expat Life Survey, contact (



New Member Reception Highlights Importance of U.S. - Swedish Investments

Randy Gosda


On March 13, approximately 70 AmCham Sweden members and key stakeholders gathered at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Stockholm where the long-standing U.S - Swedish relationship, and the current state of trade between the two countries was discussed.

In welcoming remarks, U.S. Chargé d' Affaires David E. Lindwall emphasized the value of the AmCham network for American businesses in Sweden. Citing the depth and breadth of knowledge that business leaders have to share with one another, Lindwall reiterated that the U.S. Embassy stands in support of programs that can positively impact foreign direct investment in both countries.

AmCham Managing Director Peter Dahlen followed with a nod to the past and present by reminding those in attendance that this year marks the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Sweden. Dahlen also noted that it is now nearly 235 years ago that Sweden and the United States executed a Treaty of Amity and Commerce, whereupon Sweden became the first country not directly involved in the Revolutionary War to officially recognize the United States.

Figures from the recently released 2018 Transatlantic Economy Report were among other topics mentioned by Dahlen, including data establishing Stockholm is the 9th most important source of onshore jobs to the U.S. of all European metro regions.

Transatlantic Economy Report 2018

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Transatlantic Investment: Still Driving the Transatlantic Economy

  • Despite transatlantic political turbulence, the U.S. and Europe remain each other’s most important markets. Eurozone growth of 2.5% in 2017 exceeded U.S. growth of 2.3%, and both economies are set to maintain robust growth in 2018. Transatlantic trade gaps have narrowed.

  • The transatlantic economy generates $5.5 trillion in total commercial sales a year and employs up to 15 million workers in mutually “onshored” jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. It is the largest and wealthiest market in the world, accounting for one-third of world GDP in terms of purchasing power and half of total global personal consumption.

  • Ties are particular thick in foreign direct investment (FDI), portfolio investment, banking claims, trade and affiliate sales in goods and services, mutual R&D investment, patent cooperation, technology flows, and sales of knowledge- intensive services.

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The Transatlantic Economy Report 2018 presents the most up-to-date facts and figures about the EU-US economic relationship. The research was conducted independently by Dan Hamilton and Joseph Quinlan of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University.

The study includes dedicated profiles for 30+ European countries and all US states.

Download the study and supporting materials:


About AmCham Sweden
AmCham Sweden was founded in 1992. The organization has more than 220 members, ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations. The members, representing many different industries, create a dynamic organization providing networking and innovative ideas. AmCham Sweden annually organizes a number of events and seminars, and participates in public debate on key issues.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Comments on Prospects of Trade War

Randy Gosda


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today:

“The U.S. Chamber is very concerned about the increasing prospects of a trade war, which would put at risk the economic momentum achieved through the administration’s tax and regulatory reforms. We won’t drive the economy to over 3 percent growth or continue to create jobs if we go down this path. We urge the administration to take this risk seriously and specifically to refrain from imposing new worldwide tariffs on steel and aluminum.  

“These new tariffs would directly harm American manufacturers, provoke widespread retaliation from our trading partners, and leave virtually untouched the true problem of Chinese steel and aluminum overcapacity. Alienating our strongest global allies amid high-stakes trade negotiations is not the path to long-term American leadership.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

Learn how to invest your business in the US. Join SelectUSA in Göteborg on April 18

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  • Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Time 8:30—14:00

    Location: Business Region Göteborg Norra Hamngatan 14, 411 14 Göteborg 

  • Learn how to invest in the USA

  • Hear from business strategy, site selection, tax and visa experts

  • Meet officials from several U.S. states including, Iowa, Greater MSP, Arkansas, Pulaski County, VA, West Virginia, Kentucky and New York 


8:30 Registration, coffee

9:00 Official Welcome

9:30 Key Issues for Foreign Investors 10:15 Investment & Business Visas 10:35 Current Investor Experience

11:00 Individual Appointments with the Participating Economic Development

Agencies and Service Providers 12:30 Networking Lunch

To register send the following information to:

  • Your contact details

  • Information about your company,

  • Your current presence in the US if any

  • Which states you would like to meet with

    The participation is limited to Swedish companies looking for investment opportunities in the US.

    For more information please contact:

    Tuula Ahlström,
    Senior Commercial Specialist, US Embassy Stockholm,

Tel. 46 8 783 5396 

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Five Reasons to Attend the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Randy Gosda

 The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the premier event showcasing investment opportunities in the United States. The 2018 Summit will bring together companies from all over the world and economic development organizations from every corner of the United States.

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the premier event showcasing investment opportunities in the United States. The 2018 Summit will bring together companies from all over the world and economic development organizations from every corner of the United States.

The world’s top investment event. The world’s top investment destination.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit:

  1. Initiate new relationships: Meet with hundreds of economic development organizations (EDOs) and thousands of potential investors in one place.
  2. Learn about resources and tools to invest in the United States.
  3. Obtain an overall impression of the market situation.
  4. Connect efficiently: Online and on-site matchmaking makes it easy to meet the right people and get the most out of your visit.
  5. Gain new perspectives from top-level executives, government officials, and industry leaders.

For more information about the Summit, and register, please visit

AmCham EU awarded 'Best European Association'

Randy Gosda


On Friday 23 February, AmCham EU was presented two awards at the 2018 European Association Awards, which showcases the best European associations and recognises individuals, teams and initiatives that highlight the excellence in how they operate and serve their members. AmCham EU won the gold award for ‘Overall Best European Association’ and the silver award for ‘Best Lobbying or Advocacy Campaign’ for the EU Single Market campaign.

Harvard Business Review Authors Address "How to be Happy at Work"

Randy Gosda


On February 21, In collaboration with the Harvard Business Review, AmCham Sweden presented award-winning business authors Amy Gallo and Annie McKee. With more than 70 representatives from AmCham member companies and invited guests in attendance, the authors discussed how happiness can positively impact productivity, and lead to more healthy professional relationships in the workplace.

The program was made possible with the sponsorship of AmCham member companies Assessio, Grand Hotel Stockholm, and Setterwalls.

If you would like to gauge your own level of happiness, and discover some suggestions on how to improve your work/life balance click here to take a simple quiz.

U.S. Commercial Service Helps U.S. Businesses Export and Grow Internationally

Randy Gosda

Many U.S. companies of all sizes grow their businesses by exporting products and services to buyers around the world. If you want to discover how to start or expand your international sales, the U.S. Commercial Service can help. CS export agents provides expertise in markets around the world and are here to help U.S. businesses export. Whether you are new to exporting or are experienced in global market share and would like to access a new area, contact the export professionals at the U.S. Commercial Service! For more:

2018 U.S. Chamber International IP Index "Create"

Jacob Dornbos


The Executive Summary for the 2018 Index

The sixth edition of the U.S. Chamber International IP Index “Create” is a blueprint for countries seeking to become true knowledge- based economies through an e ective intellectual property (IP) architecture. Every individual economy represents a blank canvas, with policymakers using broad strokes in
the form of IP policy to paint their country’s innovative and creative futures.

The Index benchmarks economies using 40 indicators in eight categories. New indicators in the areas of commercialization and systemic e ciency provide a more complete, bottom- to-top picture of the investments countries
are making in support of domestic innovation and creativity. The 2018 Index includes ve new economies – Costa Rica, Ireland, Jordan, Morocco, and the Netherlands – bringing
the total number of economies benchmarked to 50.

Read the full Executive Summary here. 

Central South Carolina Business Alliance continues to attract Swedish investment

Randy Gosda


Two Swedish companies are standing out in the United States after successfully investing their businesses in South Carolina during the past few years: Volvo Cars and Husqvarna -- as has MM Technics from Germany. This region in South Carolina has over 150 industrial buildings and other sites ready to be developed into facilities.

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In 2015, Volvo Cars announced their plans to invest in its first manufacturing facility in the United States. They anticipated that the first cars would roll off the assembly line starting in 2018. Based on their success while developing their facilities, the 2018 deadline is securely in place.

Husqvarna has facilities spread out between three counties and employ nearly 2,000 workers. In 2017, the Swedish enterprise announced an expansion project that would make the location in Central South Carolina the company’s largest. Husqvarna said that products such as riding lawn mowers and other outdoor power equipment will be manufactured at this new location.

MM Technics is a great example of a European family owned company that recently completed their first manufacturing facility in the United States. The family-owned business is a newly formed American subsidiary of the German-based company, Muhr Metalltechnik and Gmbh + Co. KG. Announced in 2016, their first American plant in Central South Carolina supplies stamped metal parts to the BMW assembly plant. 65 jobs are estimated to be created within the next five years.

These companies have created a profitable business climate for Swedish companies in the U.S. Due to the success of these expanding organizations, the Central South Carolina Business Alliance can offer a lot of valuable, on the ground assistance to other Swedish companies looking to invest in this growing market.

U.S. Chamber's 2018 State of American Business: The Economic Outlook

Randy Gosda

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On January 10, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, gave his annual “State of American Business” address. He reflected on 2017 as a breakthrough year for economic growth as he outlined a forward-looking policy agenda to build on gains and put America on a path toward meaningful, long-term prosperity.

Donohue used the speech to urge lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to focus their efforts on advancing policies that will strengthen, sustain, and share growth—and he warned against policies that would undermine those goals. 

“Today, the economic winds are at our backs,” said Donohue. “There is so much we can do this year and beyond to make America more prosperous and hopeful—and this time, for everyone.”

Recent successes on tax reform and regulatory relief have helped usher in a “new era of growth,” Donohue said. To strengthen and sustain that growth, Donohue called for immediate action to modernize the nation’s infrastructure, and he made the case for corporate governance reforms to lift impediments currently dissuading businesses from going public and staying public.

Donohue also cautioned that wrong moves on trade policy pose a serious risk to economic growth. He reasserted the business community’s strong support for modernizing and improving trade agreements like NAFTA and KORUS—not withdrawing from them.

“If we aren’t leading on trade, we’re falling behind,” said Donohue. “The bottom line is that growth will be weakened, not strengthened or sustained, if we pull back from trade.”

To ensure that gains from economic growth are shared more broadly across American households and communities, Donohue pledged the U.S. Chamber’s commitment to policies that support and expand the new American workforce, as well as those that enable a smart and comprehensive embrace of technology.

Donohue also discussed the upcoming midterm elections, casting this political cycle as one with significant implications for keeping America on a pro-growth path.

Throughout the speech, Donohue called upon the business community to take leadership in the effort to find solutions for ongoing economic challenges.

“So what is the state of American business today? It is strong—but determined to grow stronger,” said Donohue. “We’re determined to help lead our country through this period of rapid change so that it emerges stronger, more competitive, and more secure. And we’re determined to help turn growth today into prosperity that endures.”

To view a webcast of Tom Donohue's speech, click here.

To read Tom Donohue's full speech, click here.

Highlights from 2017

Randy Gosda

 AmCham Sweden enjoyed a historic year in 2017 as we celebrated our 25th Anniversary. View highlights of some of the activities we held during the year.

AmCham Sweden enjoyed a historic year in 2017 as we celebrated our 25th Anniversary. View highlights of some of the activities we held during the year.



Jacob Dornbos

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On the morning of January 7, one person was killed and another injured when a hand grenade exploded in a square outside of the Vårby Gård metro station, located in the Huddinge municipality of southwest Stockholm. The deceased victim reportedly picked up the abandoned device from the ground, causing it to detonate. The detonation appears to have been accidental, and according to authorities, there is no indication that the victims were specifically targeted. Authorities are investigating the blast as a criminal incident; it does not appear to be linked to terrorist activity. While the use of hand grenades in criminal activity has increased in Sweden in recent years, incidents are usually non-fatal, and civilians are not typically targeted. While no OSAC constituents with operations in Sweden have reported being caught up in criminal incidents involving a grenade or an explosive device, OSAC constituents should be aware that the risk of such crimes occurring exists, especially in crime-prone areas of major cities. more...

The Future World of Work

Jacob Dornbos


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Join us and gain knowledge from our Faculty team and other industry leaders from across the global business community as we discuss and share thoughts on topical matters. Q&A session will follow each topic. Connect for the whole session or the segments that appeal most.
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This webinar will be held on February 6, 2018 at 4pm UK Time

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Looking Forward to 2018

Randy Gosda


2017 has been a remarkable year of connecting people and businesses. From connecting small businesses to key contacts to help them expand; to connecting members with policymakers to facilitate dialogue on policy issues that are vital to driving digital economy; to connecting two member companies - whether they are small or large - to promote and create business between them.

As our 25th anniversary year comes to a close — a year highlighted by America Day at Almedalen; the power and empowerment of mentoring through our Mentoring Program; the successful pilot of int’Link, our supplier diversity program, which ends this month leading to a full-scale launch in 2018; the 1st annual ThanksGrilling; and the 25th Anniversary Gala.

We also celebrate the first full year in our co-working office at United Spaces in central Stockholm where numerous members took advantage of the opportunity to book conference rooms, sponsor programs, and to attend AmCham programs and meetings.

Next year, we have a full slate of programs in the works, including a partnership with Harvard Business Review with the first two events scheduled for February 21st and June 8th (visit here and here to register your interest); a series of programs on doing business in the U.S.; the continuation of our popular Energy Lab series; and America Day in Almedalen on July 4th.

What is more, we are launching a digital platform which, among other things, will allow members to connect directly with each other and help us more deeply engage with members and to continue to expand our network — which welcomed 30 new members this year. If you would like to participate in the beta, please click here.

Openness to business is paying dividends with transatlantic trade trending up once more.  The digital economy presents new opportunity for businesses large and small. Swedish exports are on the rise. And both U.S. CEOs and Swedish CFOs are feeling increasingly optimistic about the future.

The transatlantic relationship is stronger and more important than ever. Heading into AmCham’s next quarter century of promoting trade and investment between Sweden and the United States, we look forward to bolstering these ties, fostering openness to business, and co-creating the future with you.

Happy Holidays!


Peter R. Dahlen Joins AmChams In Europe Executive Committee

Randy Gosda


AmChams in Europe is the umbrella organization of 44 American Chambers of Commerce in Europe and Eurasia. The organization’s work is directed and implemented by the 7-member Executive Committee and the secretariat located now in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Peter R. Dahlen, Managing Director for AmCham Sweden, has been elected by his peers to join the organization’s Executive Committee to help develop and support the network of AmChams across Europe and ensure the exchange of best practices among member organizations. Peter’s two-year term will commence on January 1, 2018.

Established in 1963, AmChams in Europe serves as the umbrella organization for 44 American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) from 42 countries throughout Europe and Eurasia. In Europe ACE represents the interests of more than 17,000 American and European companies employing 20 million workers – accounting for more than $1.1 trillion in investment on both sides of the Atlantic.

As a bilateral voice of American and European companies, AmChams in Europe works to communicate the importance of the transatlantic economy in both Europe and the United States. In Sweden, with more than 220 members, AmCham Sweden is one of the most active business organizations in the country.

“As the voice of American business in Sweden, we work on behalf of our members to promote U.S.-Swedish business and U.S. commercial interests in Sweden,” says Peter. “AmCham’s success is contingent on the success of our member companies. So we focus our efforts on helping foster a climate conducive to business, competition and innovation.”

AmChams are independent, non-governmental business associations – all accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as representatives of U.S business in their respective country.

Human Science Meets Data Science For AmCham Sweden Member IQVIA

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IQVIA is a leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and contract research services focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward. IQVIA enables companies to rethink approaches to clinical development and commercialization, innovate with confidence as well as accelerate meaningful healthcare outcomes. IQVIA has approximately 55,000 employees in more than 100 countries, all committed to making the potential of human data science a reality. IQVIA’s approach to human data science is powered by the IQVIA CORE™, driving unique actionable insights at the intersection of big data, advanced technology and analytics with extensive industry knowledge.

IQVIA is a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy. The company uses a wide variety of privacy-enhancing technologies and safeguards to protect individual privacy while generating and analyzing the information that helps their customers drive human health outcomes forward. IQVIA’s insights and execution capabilities help biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies, medical researchers, government agencies, payers and other healthcare stakeholders tap into a deeper understanding of diseases, human behaviors and scientific advances, in an effort to advance their path toward cures. Click here to learn more or visit

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