Henrik Isakson

Director Trade Policy

International trade issues, trade policy, FTAs, brexit and more

Latest Articles by Henrik Isakson

ARTICLE — 12 May 2022

EU:s defensiva handelsagenda

EU:s handelspolitik handlar idag inte i första hand om att skapa goda möjligheter för Europas företag att bedriva affärer med företag i andra länder. Istället är politiken inriktad på andra, mer defensiva, mål. En ny rapport klarlägger vart vi är på väg med denna nya agenda.
ARTICLE — 10 May 2022

The EU’s defensive trade agenda

The current EU trade today is not primarily about creating good opportunities for European companies to do business with their counterparts in other countries. Instead, it focuses on other, more defensive, objectives. Now, a new report has clarified where we are headed with this new agenda.
ARTICLE — 21 April 2022

Position of the Swedish Confederation of Enterprise on the Deforestation Initiative

The European Commission has released a proposal that aims to reverse deforestation. While any efforts to reverse deforestation should be welcomed, the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise is concerned with a number of elements of the proposal.
ARTICLE — 17 February 2022

Joint statement on the need for a new framework for EU-African trade relations

As leaders of the European Union and African Union gather for their 6th summit in Brussels, we argue together with Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), that our two continents need to build a more robust long term foundation for trade.
POSITION PAPER — 2 February 2022

Anti coercion instrument – views from Swedish Enterprise 

The European Commission has unveiled its proposal for a so-called anti-coercion instrument (ACI). In our view, this proposal might have far-reaching consequences since it would enable the Commission to deploy a range of measures against countries who seen as coercing the EU, its member states or European interests in general.
ARTICLE — 26 January 2022

Swedish Enterprise on the European Parliament’s draft report on CBAM

Chahim’s proposed amendments include the speeding up of the system’s introduction, the earlier phasing out of free allowances, the addition of three product categories, and the creation of a CBAM authority. The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise finds some of these proposals problematic. 
COMMENT — 10 September 2021

Inrättandet av en gränsjusteringsmekanism för koldioxid

ARTICLE — 17 May 2021

EU reopen negotiations with India on a Free Trade Agreement

The EU and India have decided to reopen negotiations on establishing a Free Trade Agreement. In the long term, this could open up huge business opportunities for Swedish companies, both in terms of exports and imports.
REPORT — 5 May 2021

Ett år av coronakris - var står vi nu?

ARTICLE — 24 February 2021

Increased red tape and costs for Swedish businesses after Brexit

22 % of Swedish firms trading with the UK has already experienced problems and another 12 % expect to do so. These are the major findings in a survey we recently conducted among Swedish firms trading with the UK.
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