1 Fact sheet Useful information sources for setting up a business in Sweden 1/5 Photo: John Madere / Corbis / Scanpix Useful information sources This list of information sources is intended as an aid for international companies when setting up a business in Sweden. It is not comprehensive and does not constitute any form of recommendation. The business services firms mentioned are those with the highest annual revenue, turnover or premium income (2011). BUSINESS SERVICES FIRMS Accounting and auditing FAR Kungsbron 2 Box 6417, SE Stockholm FAR is the professional institute for authorized public accountants (auktoriserade revisorer), approved public accountants (godkända revisorer) and other highly qualified professionals in the accountancy sector. Deloitte Rehnsgatan 11 SE Stockholm Ernst & Young Jakobsbergsgatan 24 Box 7850, SE Stockholm Grant Thornton Sveavägen 20 Box 7623, SE Stockholm KPMG Tegelbacken 4A Box 16106, SE Stockholm PwC Torsgatan 21 SE Stockholm Banks - Commercial The Swedish Bankers Association (Bankföreningen) Regeringsgatan 38, Bos 7603, SE Stockholm The Swedish Bankers Association represents banks and financial institutions established in Sweden. Danske Bank Norrmalmstorg 1 Box 7523, SE Stockholm Handelsbanken Kungsträdgårdsgatan 2, SE Stockholm Nordea Hamngatan 12, SE Stockholm SEB Sergels Torg 2, SE Stockholm Swedbank Brunkebergstorg 8, SE Stockholm Insurance firms Insurance Sweden (Svensk Försäkring) Karlavägen 108 Box 24043, SE Stockholm Insurance Sweden is the industry organization for insurance companies in Sweden Life insurance Alecta Regeringsgatan 107 SE Stockholm Published in January 2013
2 Fact sheet Useful information sources for setting up a business in Sweden 2/5 Folksam Bohusgatan 14 SE Stockholm SEB Trygg Liv Sergels Torg 2 SE Stockholm Skandia Liv Lindhagensgatan 86 SE Stockholm Swedbank Försäkring SE Stockholm Non-life insurance Folksam Bohusgatan 14 SE Stockholm If Skadeförsäkring Barks väg 15, Solna SE Stockholm Länsförsäkringsgruppen Tegeluddsvägen 21 SE Stockholm Moderna Försäkringar Birger Jarlsgatan 43 Box 7830, SE Stockholm Trygg Hansa Fleminggatan 18 SE Stockholm Interpreters and Translators The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet) Birger Jarlsgatan 16 Box 2218, SE Stockholm The agency authorizes interpreters and translators. The website contains a search engine enabling users to find interpreters or translators based on their areas of expertise. The Agency does not offer translation services itself. Law firms - Commercial Swedish Bar Association (Sveriges advokatsamfund) Box 27321, SE Stockholm Member organization for Sweden s practising lawyers. The website contains a search engine enabling users to find lawyers based on their areas of expertise and location. Lindahl Mäster Samuelsgatan 20 Box 1065, SE Stockholm Mannheimer Swartling Norrlandsgatan 21 Box 1711, SE Stockholm Setterwalls Arsenalsgatan 6 Box 1050, SE Stockholm Vinge Smålandsgatan 20 Box 1703, SE Stockholm Wistrand Regeringsgatan 65 Box 7543, SE Stockholm Management Consulting SAMC - Swedish Association of Management Consultants (Sveriges Managementkonsulter) Box 55545, SE Stockholm SAMC is the Swedish organization for improving management consultancy in Sweden. Accenture Alströmergatan 12 Box 12502, SE Stockholm Acando Klarabergsviadukten 63, Box 199, SE Stockholm BCG Skeppsbron 38, SE Stockholm Capgemini Consulting Gustavslundsvägen 131 Box 825, Bromma Logica Business Consulting Augustendalsvägen 21, Nacka Strand STOCKHOLM Market Research SMIF - Swedish Market Research Company (Svenska Marknadsundersökningsföretag) Hovås Ekås väg 10 SE HOVÅS SMIF is the trade association for all market research companies operating in Sweden. GfK Sverige Sankt Lars väg 43 Box 401, SE Lund The Nielsen Group Maria Skolgata 83 Box 17520, SE Stockholm
3 Fact sheet Useful information sources for setting up a business in Sweden 3/5 Statistics Sweden (Statistiska Centralbyrån, SCB) Karlavägen 100 Box 24300, SE Stockholm Statistics Sweden is the central government agency for official and government statistics. They also offer customized solutions according to the client needs. TNS Sifo Vasagatan 11, SE Stockholm Universum Communications Jakobsbergsgatan 22, 8th floor Box 7053, SE Stockholm PR/Communication Association of Public Relations Consultancies in Sweden (Precis) Storgatan 19 Box 55525, SE Stockholm The industry association for consultancy firms specialized in public relations advisory services. Hallvarsson & Halvarsson Sveavägen 20 Box 3666, SE Stockholm JG Communication Svarvargatan 7 Box 49031, SE Stockholm JKL Sveavägen Box 1405, SE Stockholm Kreab Gavin Anderson Floragatan 13, SE Stockholm Prime & United Minds Slussplan 9 Box 38065, SE Stockholm Recruitment The Swedish Staffing Agencies (Bemanningsföretagen) Sturegatan 1 Box , SE Stockholm The Swedish Staffing Agencies is an employer and trade federation for staffing, outplacement and recruitment companies in Sweden. The Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) Hälsingegatan 38, SE Stockholm The Swedish Public Employment Service is a national government agency that exists throughout Sweden. Assessio Hornsbruksgatan 28, Hornstull Box 47054, SE Stockholm Experis Klarabergsgatan 29, SE Stockholm Mercuri Urval World Trade Center Klarabergsviadukten 70 Box 70385, SE Stockholm Monster Worldwide Scandinavia Sveavägen 25 Box 3372, SE Stockholm Wise Group Sveavägen 13 Box 22109, SE Stockholm Staffing The Swedish Staffing Agencies (Bemanningsföretagen) Sturegatan 1 Box , SE Stockholm The Swedish Staffing Agencies is an employer and trade federation for staffing, outplacement and recruitment companies in Sweden. Adecco Kungsgatan 60 Box , SE Stockholm Lernia Sergels Torg 12 Box 1181, SE Stockholm Manpower Professional Executive Klarabergsgatan 29 Box 1125, SE Stockholm Proffice Mäster Samuelsgatan 60 SE Stockholm Uniflex Arenavägen 57, Box 7014, SE Stockholm AGRICULTURE/FOOD POLICY Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket) Vallgatan 8, SE Jönköping The Swedish Board of Agriculture is a government agency with regulatory responsibility for the agricultural and horticultural sectors. National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket) Hamnesplanaden 5 Box 622, SE Uppsala The National Food Administration is the central agency for matters concerning food. COMPANY REGISTRATION Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) SE Sundsvall The Swedish Companies Registration Office is the government agency that registers new companies, changes in established companies and receives annual accounts, etc.
4 Fact sheet Useful information sources for setting up a business in Sweden 4/5 5/5 CUSTOMS Swedish Customs (Tullverket) Box , SE Stockholm Swedish Customs manages the flow of goods in and out of Sweden and simplifies legal trade by offering flexible customs procedures for international trade. EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATIONS Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv) Storgatan 19, SE Stockholm Sweden s largest business federation representing 50 member organizations and 60,000 member companies. Swedish Federation of Business Owners (Företagarna) Rådmansgatan 40, SE Stockholm The Swedish Federation of Business Owners is an organization for entrepreneurs and business owners. It represents some 70,000 directly affiliated entrepreneurs. FINANCIAL SECTOR SUPERVISION Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) Brunnsgatan 3 Box 7821, SE Stockholm The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority supervises and monitors companies operating in financial markets. Companies offering financial services in Sweden require permits issued by FI. MEDICAL PRODUCTS REGULATION Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) Dag Hammarskjölds väg 42 Box 26, SE Uppsala The Medical Products Agency is the Swedish national agency responsible for regulation and monitoring of the development, manufacturing and marketing of drugs and other medicinal products. MIGRATION AFFAIRS Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) Slottsgatan 82 SE Norrköping The Swedish Migration Board is responsible for permits for people visiting and settling in Sweden, citizenship affairs, repatriation, international work and other collaborative bodies. REGIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) Götgatan 74 Box 4044, SE Stockholm The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth is the Swedish government agency responsible for regional support. Swedish County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelserna) Sweden has 21 counties with their own county administrative board. Each county administrative board has its own website about regional investment subsidies or contacts. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARKS Swedish Incubators & Science Parks (SISP) Klarabergsviadukten 63 Waterfront, United Spaces, Box 190, SE Stockholm SISP is a non-profit association of science parks and incubators. It aims to promote the shared interest of Swedish science and technology parks. These parks create opportunities for collaboration with universities and/or other institutions of higher education and research. SOCIAL INSURANCE / PENSION Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) For information on the nearest office please see the agency s website. The Swedish Social Insurance Agency administers insurance and benefits of the social insurance system. It has some 240 local offices in the various counties. Alecta Regeringsgatan 107 SE Stockholm Insurance company which manages the ITP pension. Collectum Stadsgården 10 SE Stockholm Collectum operates the ITP pension plan for businesses, insured persons and insurance companies. Fora Vasagatan 12 SE Stockholm Fora is a service company which handles the flow of collective insurance premiums and fees between companies and insurance providers, foundations and investment funds. STARTING A SMALL COMPANY On the website three government agencies have brought together and structured information and services of value when considering starting a company or providing services in Sweden. STATISTICS Statistics Sweden (Statistiska Centralbyrån, SCB) Karlavägen 100 Box 24300, SE Stockholm Statistics Sweden is the central government agency for official and government statistics. Statistics Sweden develops, coordinates and supports the Swedish system for official data. Trafikanalys Sveavägen 90, Stockholm Trafikanalys is responsible for the statistics in the areas of Swedish transport and communication systems.
5 Fact sheet Useful information sources for setting up a business in Sweden 5/5 National Institute of Economic Research, NIER (Konjunkturinstitutet, KI) Kungsgatan Box 3116, SE Stockholm NIER conducts analysis, forecasting and related research in Swedish and international economics. SWEDISH SOCIETY AND CULTURE The official website of Sweden. Learn more about Swedish society, lifestyle and much more through facts, guides, stories and images. The Swedish Institute (Svenska Institutet, SI) Slottsbacken 10, Box 7434, SE Stockholm The Swedish Institute provides information about Sweden and organizes exchanges with other countries in the spheres of culture, education, research and public life in general. SWEDISH EMBASSIES / CONSULATES The website for Swedish Diplomatic Missions abroad. TAX-RELATED ISSUES Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) SE Solna (from Sweden) (from abroad) The Swedish Tax Agency is the government agency for taxation, tax collection and national registration of residents. Taxation of Research Workers Board (Forskarskattenämnden) Karlavägen 108, SE Stockholm The Taxation of Research Workers Board adjudicates on individual applications for tax relief of foreign experts, researchers and other key people working temporarily in Sweden. TRADE ISSUES National Board of Trade (Kommerskollegium) Drottninggatan 89 Box 6803, SE Stockholm The National Board of Trade analyses and investigates issues and problems hindering the free movement of goods, services, capital and people in the internal market. The Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board (Exportkreditnämnden, EKN) Kungsgatan 36 Box 3064, SE Stockholm The Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board offer companies guarantees that serves as insurance policies covering export transactions and investments abroad. External experts have reviewed this fact sheet. However, the contents should not be viewed as legal or financial advice but only as an overview of current conditions in Sweden. These may change and thereby render descriptions of laws and other frameworks inaccurate. In all individual cases we request that advice always be sought with relevant organizations on specific issues.