Openness to trade spurs production, innovation and consumption. Over time, exports have a positive impact on economic growth. These statements can be seen as my points of departure in my daily work as Sweden’s Minister for Trade.
On July 6 the Swedish pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai welcomed its one-millionth visitor. The huge interest in our exhibition – with the theme innovation by Sweden – is just one example of the curiosity about Swedish ideas, solutions and culture that I have met here at home and around the world during the last years.