Regulation (2012:990) With Instruction For National Board

Original Language Title: Förordning (2012:990) med instruktion för Kommerskollegium

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section 1 the Board of trade is the administrative authority for questions

relating to external trade, the European single market and the EU's trade policy.

Within the framework of the Government's work and priorities to

Board of trade provide expert support in the long term, as well as

ongoing work related to the Agency's areas of activity and

contribute to increased knowledge in these areas.

Board of trade to promote free trade, the free movement of EU

internal market and assume the total Swedish economic

interest in light of the Government's overall objectives for

growth and employment. The authority shall also take into account

business and consumer interests. In addition, the

authority shall take into account the developing countries ' perspective and

integration into the trading system.

2 § the museums shall

1. work to strengthen Sweden's and the EU's competitiveness and

growth through increased trade opportunities,

2. follow the activities of European and international

organizations within the Agency's area of operations, including

participation in the work of the Organization for economic cooperation

and development (OECD),

3. analyze the development of Sweden's trade in goods and

services within and outside the EU, world trade, international

investment and the trade policy development,

4. inform other government agencies, industry and the public about

The EU's internal market and trade policy,

The World Trade Organization (WTO) and other relevant

international regulations, trade development and free trade

impact on economic development,

5. help individual companies and individuals who encounter

barriers to trade worldwide as well as trade barriers and other types of

problems with freedom of movement within the internal market,

6. in cooperation with the Swedish stakeholders monitor the progress of

EU standardisation policy and keep the Government informed

about important events and developments in the

standardisation is important for Swedish


7. on behalf of the Government represent Sweden in international

negotiations in its areas of activity, and

8. dealing with issues of

a) import and export licences and other regulations of the

foreign trade, etc. resulting from Sweden's participation in

the Customs Union,

b) economic sanctions and other restrictive measures

established within the EU if it has been mandated by the Government to

authority, and

c) authorised Chambers of Commerce, their authorization, and

exercise of supervision over them in accordance with

Chamber of Commerce Regulation (1990:733).

section 3 in the field of the EU's internal market, the authority shall in particular

1. work towards the proper functioning of the internal market characterised

of free movement of goods, services, persons and capital and

that contribute to growth and competitiveness,

2. analyze the development of the EU single market and promote

a uniform implementation and correct application of the

EU law in Sweden, and

3. be responsible for and develop the EU's focal points for goods

the respective services.

4 section in the field of external trade policy, the authority shall


1. ensure that the EU's external trade policy is based on

free trade and the multilateral trading system is open

and strong,

2. monitor and analyse the EU's trade policy, the development of the WTO,

including in the ongoing negotiations, as well as bilateral and

regional trade and partnership agreements as well as other EU

trade relations, including autonomous trade arrangements,

international investment agreements and economic

cooperation agreements, and

3. safeguard that Sweden and the EU are following international

trade policy commitments.

§ 5 in the area of foreign trade, the authority shall in particular

1. monitor and analyse developments and trends in the

international trade, and

2. for statistical purposes to analyse trade statistics and

company-specific data in order to monitor the development of, and

to explore the driving forces behind Sweden's trade in goods and

services as well as the importance of international investments

the development of trade.

section 6 the authority may engage such service export directly

linked to the Agency's trade-related

development cooperation and that is within the scope of the mission

specified in this instruction, another regulation or a

decisions that the Government has taken.

7 § the museums shall engage in trade-related

development cooperation. Direction of activity

funded by the Swedish aid funds must comply with the Government's

control instruments and agreements between

authority and the page.

8 § the museums shall provide the national

point of contact Open Trade Gate Sweden (OTGS) with the task of

assist exporters from developing countries with information and

enlightenment for the export of goods and services to Sweden and

The EU.

§ 9 the authority has the following mandates for focal points and

similar functions:

1. carry out the tasks which it has under the

Ordinance (1994:2029) on technical rules, including that

receive and prepare the notifications and other notices

be dealt with within the framework of the notification procedures

as well as receive and prepare the proposal for a European

standardisation mandate pursuant to European Parliament and Council

Regulation (EU) no 1025/2012 of 25 October 2012

European standardisation, etc.,

2. monitor Swedish trade concerns within the framework of the

the notification procedures outlined above,

3. carry out the tasks which it has under the

Regulation (2014:1039) on market surveillance of products and

other related oversight,

4. to coordinate relevant government functions in the

single point of contact under the Act (2009:1079) if

services in the internal market, and also fulfil the

under the regulation, information authority (2009:1078)

on services in the internal market,

5. be the SOLVIT Centre set up to deal with

obstacles and other problems for the free movement of

the internal market in the context of the SOLVIT network,

6. be national coordinator for the information system on the

internal market (IMI), which includes registering and

inform the Swedish authorities about the system and facilitate

the communication between the authorities in Sweden and other

EU countries and the countries of the European economic

area (EEA) in accordance with European Parliament and

Council Regulation (EU) no 1024/2012 of 25 October 2012

administrative cooperation through the information system for the

internal market and repealing Commission decision

2008/49/EC (IMI),

7. be the contact point for the Swedish authorities ' cooperation with

authorities in the EEA and with the European Commission in matters

outside consumer conditions related to information society

services pursuant to lagen (2002:562) on electronic commerce and

other information society services,

8. be competent authority and functions as a

such, according to Council Regulation (EC) no 1236/2005 of

27 June 2005 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used to

the death penalty, torture or other cruel, inhuman or

degrading treatment or punishment,

9. be competent authority referred to in the Regulation (1997:83)

If the EC's regulation on protection against extraterritorial

legislation adopted by a third country, and

10. be the contact point for the relevant WTO agreements.

Regulation (2014:1041).

10 § the museums shall, within its field of activity

1. make sure that the rules and routines are cost effective and

easy for citizens and businesses,

2. integrate the issues of sustainable development in its work,

3. contribute to the implementation of Sweden's policy for global


4. integrate a gender perspective, and

5. promote the generation target for environmental work and the

environmental quality objectives which Parliament has laid down is reached, if necessary

propose development measures and report to the

The environmental protection agency on environmental work.


section 11 Authority is headed by a head of Government.

Positions and assignments

section 12 of the Director-General is the head of Government.

Staff disciplinary board

13 § at the Agency, there shall be a staff disciplinary board.

Applicability of certain regulations

14 § the museums shall apply the staff representatives Ordinance



15 § the museums shall annually submit a report to the Government

with the analysis of the following functions in relation to the internal


1. Swedish and foreign notifications and reactions that have occurred

in the context of the registration procedure under Directive 98/34/EC of the

on 22 June 1998 laying down a procedure for the provision

technical standards and regulations and of

rules on information society services,

2. the implementation in Sweden of the European Parliament and of the Council

Regulation (EC) no 764/2008 of 9 July 2008 laying down procedures

for the application of certain national technical rules to

products lawfully marketed in another Member State and

repealing Decision No 3052/95/EC,

3. the application of the law (2009:1079) on services in the internal

market and Regulation (2009:1078) on services in the internal

the market regarding the notification procedure, Government cooperation

and electronic procedures through the point of contact for services,

4. the Agency's operations, including information efforts, and

their results for the contact points for services and goods

as well as each focal point function, and

5. the notified problems and actions taken within the scope of SOLVIT

Sweden and other obstacles to free movement in the EU's internal


In the report, an assessment of important trends in respect of

free movement within the EU be based on developments in the

the respective function. The extent of collaboration with other

operators shall where applicable be specified.

A summary of assessment should also be made with regard to

the mission to inform other government departments, industry and

the public on the Agency's areas of operation.

section 16 under the trade-related development cooperation

the authority shall annually submit a report to the Government

accounting of the focus, scope, results, costs and

an assessment of the impact of the Agency's trade-related

development cooperation.

17 § the museums shall report annually to the Government how

the Agency has contributed to the implementation of Sweden's

policy for global development in the context of their own

operations and in cooperation with other actors.

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