Minister for Foreign Trade (Sweden)

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Minister for Foreign Trade of Sweden
Utrikeshandelsminister
Lesser coat of arms of Sweden
Incumbent
Johan Forssell
since 18 October 2022
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed term
Serves as long as the Prime Minister sees fit
Formation1920
First holderFredrik Vilhelm Thorsson

The Minister for Foreign Trade, (

member and minister of the Government of Sweden and is appointed by the Prime Minister. The minister is responsible for policies related to trade and investment
promotion.

The current Minister for Foreign Trade is Johan Forssell of the Moderate Party.[1] He concurrently serves as Minister for International Development Cooperation.

History

Between 1 July 1920 to 31 December 1982, there was a separate

Löfven I Cabinet. In connection with the government reshuffle on 25 May 2016, the post was re-established and is sorted under the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The post has been combined with other ministerial posts since 2016: Minister for EU Affairs (2016–2019), Minister for Nordic Cooperation (2019–2022) and Minister for International Development Cooperation
(2022–present).

List of officeholders

Color key

  Independent
Historical parties:   Lantmanna   Moderate   National Party   

Liberals
  
Liberals
  Liberals   
Liberals

Present parties:   Social Democrats   Moderate   Centre   Left   Liberals   Christian Democrats   Green   Sweden Democrats

Status

  Denotes acting Minister of Commerce and Industry

Ministers of Commerce (1920–2002)

Portrait Minister
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
Branting I
 
Gösta Malm
Gösta Malm
(1873–1965)
[2]
27 October 192013 October 1921351 daysIndependentDe Geer d.y.
von Sydow
 
Branting II
 
Nils Wohlin
Nils Wohlin
(1881–1948)
19 April 192318 October 19241 year, 182 daysIndependentTrygger
 
Branting III
Sandler
 
Carl Svensson
Carl Svensson
(1879–1938)
27 February 19257 June 19261 year, 130 daysSocial DemocratsSandler
 
L–L
Ekman I
 
Electoral League
Lindman II
 
Liberals
Ekman II
Hamrin
 
Fritjof Ekman
Fritjof Ekman
(1888–1952)
24 September 193219 June 19363 years, 269 daysSocial DemocratsHansson I
 
Elof Ericsson
Elof Ericsson
(1887–1961)
19 June 193628 September 1936101 daysIndependentPehrsson-Bramstorp
 
Hansson II
 
Hansson II
 
Hansson III
 
Hansson III
 
Hansson III
 
Erlander I
 
Erlander I
 
Erlander I
Erlander II
 
Palme I
 
Palme I
 
Palme I
 
Fälldin I
 
Ullsten
 
Fälldin II
 
Fälldin II
 
Fälldin III
 
Palme II
 
Carlsson I
 
Carlsson II
 
Bildt
 
Carlsson III
 
Persson
 
Persson

Ministers for Enterprise (2002–2006)

Portrait Minister
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
Persson
 
Persson

Ministers for Foreign Trade (2006–2014)

Portrait Minister
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
Reinfeldt
 
Reinfeldt
 
Reinfeldt

Ministers for Enterprise (2014–2016)

Portrait Minister
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
Löfven I

Ministers for Foreign Trade (2016–)

Portrait Minister
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
Löfven II
 
Andersson
 
Kristersson

Footnotes

References

Notes

  1. ^ "Johan Forssell". Regeringen och Regeringskansliet. 17 July 2023. Retrieved 18 July 2023.
  2. ^ De Geer 1982–1984, p. 725
  3. ^ Norman 2000–2002, p. 379
  4. ^ Ståhl 1969–1971, p. 230
  5. ^ Nilzén 1982–1984, p. 407
  6. ^ Moberg 1969–1971, p. 250
  7. ^ Jonasson 2003–2006, p. 524
  8. ^ Thullberg 1987–1989, p. 231
  9. ^ Hemming 1953, p. 410
  10. ^ Siven 1992–1994, p. 95
  11. ^ Gustafsson 1987–1989, p. 144
  12. ^ Andersson 1977–1979, p. 248

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