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Head of Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan outlines goals

2012/09/19 12:50:32

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan has been established with the principal aim of serving over 80 Swedish companies in the country, the chamber's executive said Wednesday, amid growing business ties between both sides.

Officially established in late July, the chamber currently has 45 members and looks forward to further growth, Louise Bystrom, the chamber's CEO, told CNA on the sidelines of a Taiwan-Sweden business council meeting.

Aiming to be "the natural meeting point" for Sweden-based companies and their local partners in Taiwan, the chamber will hold seminars, workshops, lectures and social events in the near future, she added.

Taiwan and Sweden have become closer in terms of business and friendship, Bystrom said, adding that there are currently 82 Swedish companies in Taiwan, compared with only 10 about 30 years ago.

Among the companies are Ericsson, the Volvo Group, metal powder producer Hoganas and bearing company AB SKF.

(By James Lee)