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Ease of Doing Business in

Sweden

Sweden Download Profile (1642.9KB, pdf)
Region OECD high income
Income Category High income
Population 9,798,871
GNI Per Capita (US$) 57,810
City covered Stockholm

190

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DB 2017 Rank

1

100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 9 9
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82.13 81.61 down
0.52
Starting a Business 15 12 down
3
94.64 94.61 up
0.03
Dealing with Construction Permits 25 23 down
2
78.85 78.75 up
0.10
Getting Electricity 6 8 up
2
96.20 93.08 up
3.12
Registering Property 10 11 up
1
90.11 88.86 up
1.25
Getting Credit 75 70 down
5
55.00 55.00
-
Protecting Minority Investors 19 15 down
4
71.67 71.67
-
Paying Taxes 28 30 up
2
85.28 85.28
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Trading across Borders 18 18
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98.04 98.04
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Enforcing Contracts 22 22
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72.04 72.04
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Resolving Insolvency 19 19
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79.44 78.75 up
0.69

Positive= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business.Negative= Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank:

25

DB 2016 Rank:

23

Change in Rank:

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DB 2017 DTF (% points):

78.85

DB 2016 DTF (% points):

78.75

Change in DTF (% points):

up0.10

STANDARDIZED WAREHOUSE
Estimated value of warehouse SEK 21,645,301
City Stockholm
Indicator Sweden OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 7 12.1
Time (days) info_outline 116 152.1
Cost (% of warehouse value) info_outline 2.1 1.6
Building quality control index (0-15) info_outline 9 11.3
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Hire an external certified supervisor

    Agency: Private Company

    BuildCo must hire a licensed private company to conduct construction supervision, including conducting any necessary inspections. The supervisor cannot be an employee of BuildCo. At the end of the construction, the supervisor must provide a "supervisor's report".

    1 day SEK 180,000
    2

    Hold technical consultation meeting with Building Committee of the Municipality

    Agency: Building Committee of the Municipality

    Under the Building Act, before the building permit is issued, a technical consultation meeting is held with the attendance of municipality officials, BuildCo and an external certified supervisor. During the meeting, they will discuss documents such as the inspection plan, which will be later implemented during and after construction. After the meeting, the Municipality will issue the building permit to BuildCo.

    15 days no charge
    3

    Obtain building permit

    Agency: Municipality

    The building permit may be granted by the Building Committee, if considered appropriate and in accordance with the Municipal Comprehensive Plan. If the application is refused, the applicant does not receive compensation.

    The only way to secure an almost automatic right to a building permit is via the Detailed Development Plan (DDP). Formally, the planning initiative and responsibility lie in the hands of the Municipality, though in practice much of the initiative and work to take a plan forward may come from the private developer. When a DDP is adopted, the land owner can get approval of the building permit application if the building is in accordance with the plan regulations and if the construction satisfies the requirements. If the application is refused, the applicant has a right to compensation for losses, provided that the application is filed within the prescribed time of the DDP.

    60 days SEK 92,000
    4

    Receive decision to commence construction

    Agency: Building Committee of the Municipality

    BuildCo must attend a meeting with the Building Committee prior to starting construction. The associated cost is included in the building permit application fee.

    5 days no charge
    5

    Submit supervisor's report and hold final consultation meeting

    Agency: Building Committee of the Municipality

    There will be a final consultation meeting with BuildCo, the authority and the supervisor. The supervisor must submit a supervisor's report, stating the building has been built in compliance with the regulations. The committee will then discuss if the building is in compliance with the approved plans and will issue the final certificate.

    10 days no charge
    6

    Obtain water and sewerage connection

    Agency: Stockholm Water Company

    The time and cost for water and sewerage connection depend, to some extent, on the distance from the excavation works.

    25 days SEK 190,000
    * 7

    Obtain final certificate

    Agency: Building Committee of the Municipality

    At the end of the project, the Building Committee issues a final certificate if all requirements have been met. The building permit does not concern the technical requirements for the building. It is BuildCo's responsibility to ensure and to certify in writing that the building meets mandatory provisions to the Committee.

    10 days no charge

    * Takes place simultaneously with previous procedure.

  • Measure of quality
    Answer Score
    Building quality control index (0-15) 9.0
    Quality of building regulations index (0-2) 2.0
    How accessible are building laws and regulations in your economy? (0-1) Available online; Free of charge. 1.0
    Which requirements for obtaining a building permit are clearly specified in the building regulations or on any accessible website, brochure or pamphlet? (0-1) List of required documents; Fees to be paid; Required preapprovals. 1.0
    Quality control before construction index (0-1) 1.0
    Which third-party entities are required by law to verify that the building plans are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-1) Licensed architect; Licensed engineer. 1.0
    Quality control during construction index (0-3) 3.0
    What types of inspections (if any) are required by law to be carried out during construction? (0-2) Inspections by external engineer or firm; Risk-based inspections. 2.0
    Do legally mandated inspections occur in practice during construction? (0-1) Mandatory inspections are always done in practice. 1.0
    Quality control after construction index (0-3) 3.0
    Is there a final inspection required by law to verify that the building was built in accordance with the approved plans and regulations? (0-2) Yes, final inspection is done by government agency; Yes, external engineer submits report for final inspection. 2.0
    Do legally mandated final inspections occur in practice? (0-1) Final inspection always occurs in practice. 1.0
    Liability and insurance regimes index (0-2) 0.0
    Which parties (if any) are held liable by law for structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability or Decennial Liability)? (0-1)  No party is held liable under the law. 0.0
    Which parties (if any) are required by law to obtain an insurance policy to cover possible structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability Insurance or Decennial Insurance)? (0-1) No party is required by law to obtain insurance . 0.0
    Professional certifications index (0-4) 0.0
    What are the qualification requirements for the professional responsible for verifying that the architectural plans or drawings are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-2) There are no specific requirements. 0.0
    What are the qualification requirements for the professional who supervises the construction on the ground? (0-2) There are no specific requirements. 0.0