There are many uncertainties regarding what Donald Trump's presidency will mean for international business links, but the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden does not see any major impending threats to US-Swedish trade.
Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America Friday, and concerns have been raised about increasing US protectionism under Trump's rule.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden represents business interests and works to promote trade between Sweden and the United States. The Chamber's managing director, Peter Dahlen, does not think the Trump presidency will have a big impact on Swedish businesses. He is more concerned about the global ramifications for trade agreements such as NAFTA, between Canada, Mexico and the US.
Dahlen told Radio Sweden:
The EU and the US are currently in negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, and the best-case scenario, according to Dahlen, is that the United States continues to back this partnership.
A longer version of this interview can be found in this Radio Sweden Weekly podcast.