Free trade deal on wish list

Peter Dahlen, the head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, tells Dagens Industri (DI) that the main focus of Amcham is to grow as an organisation and develop Swedish-American business within Sweden.

“Companies that are interested in transatlantic trade are potential members,” says Dahlen, whose aim is for Amcham to increase its membership base from 210 to 250 by the end of the year.

Dahlen is a firm believer in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US, even if it will take time to complete the trade deal.

He considers some of the fears concerning the investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) to be legitimate, and says, “The process could definitely become more transparent and free of conflicts of interest.”

Amcham is also focused on helping Swedavia, which operates all airports in Sweden, to introduce preclearance at Arlanda for entry to the US.