(7) STC (Swedish Trade Council) : Learning network Pilot
Role in the project:
Swedish Trade Council
- networking (SMEs)
- Training (SMEs)
The Swedish Trade Council (STC) essentially provides all services required to establish a company and its products, services or ideas in new markets. It produce feasibility studies, marketing plans, export strategies, market surveys, competition analyses and can advise on product modifications. STC also assists companies in implementing their strategies.
In addition, it work continuously to raise export competence in local projects and programs. The Swedish Trade Council’s InfoCenter can also provide free advice and information about regulations, and trade practices in virtually all markets worldwide.
STC has around 350 employees in 40 countries. STC also works through Swedish embassies, consulates and chambers of commerce in countries where it does not have an office of our own. The Swedish Trade Council serves the Swedish Government and Swedish business.
The Swedish Trade Council’s activities are focused on three areas:
- Export Information – portal for information about Swedish export and international expansion, market information, identification and mediating of business opportunities for companies.
- Export Programs – programs for small and medium-sized enterprises that want to expand internationally, cooperation-based activities for companies in national sector-oriented Industry Sector Groups and Industry Sector Programs.
- Export Consulting – encompasses assignments for individual companies that wish to expand internationally.
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