On Memorial Day, May 25, AmCham Sweden and the U.S. Embassy in Sweden moderated a Roundtable discussion on the theme "Trade and Investment Climate in Sweden and Nordic Region" with members of the U.S. Congress.
Seven members of the House of Representatives, led by Chairman John Kline (R-MN), visited Sweden as part of a larger trip to Northern Europe to listen and learn from others as they seek global solutions in their areas of Congressional responsibility.
Following a tour of the 3M Innovation Center, led by Lars Näslund, 3M, Managing Director Nordic Region and Chairman of the Board for AmCham Sweden, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, Mark Brzezinski provided opening remarks for the Roundtable.
AmCham Sweden Managing Director, Peter Dahlen, introduced members of AmCham Sweden who attended, and asked them to provide an overview of their businesses to the Congressional delegation. Dahlen also facilitated the Roundtable discussion by providing a historical context of the longstanding relationship that has existed since the Treaty of Amity and Commerce issued by Sweden recognized the newly formed United States of America in 1783. The discussion continued with comments on the current state of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership that is under negotiation, and the effects of free trade in the states of the Congressional delegates in attendance.