Information on Swedish services regulations through the Point of Single Contact
Do you want to provide services within the EU and need to find out which national rules apply? The Point of Single Contact provides you with information on national rules. You can also apply for a permit, submit a registration or find the responsible authorities.
Companies established in one EU country have the right to provide their services in all EU countries. They have the right to establish themselves permanently in another member state, for example, through a subsidiary or a branch. They may also provide their services for a shorter period or to offer their services online.
Each EU country provides assistance to companies in the services sector through so-called Points of Single Contact.
Here, you can:
- find information about national requirements that may apply to different service activities;
- get in touch with the relevant authority for a particular service activity;
- apply for a permit;
- find information on advisory organisations in each country; and
- find information on dispute resolution.
The Point of Single Contact should be the one place you need to visit in order to apply for necessary permits for providing services in another EU country. Several Points of Single Contact offer electronic application procedures, and in some cases, it is possible to register a company.
The Swedish Point of Single Contact is an integrated part of the business website verksamt.se.
Companies that buy services
In order to assess the quality of a service you are purchasing, you have the right to certain information from the service provider, for example, a description of what the service entails, price, terms, contact information and how a dispute can be resolved. The provider is not allowed to discriminate against a buyer on the basis of nationality or place of residence. If you, as a buyer, have a complaint regarding the service, the service provider has to handle your complaint promptly.
The network of Points of Single Contact provides you with information on:
- Requirements imposed on companies in other EU countries in terms of service activities (see the Point of Single Contact in each EU country).
- The opportunities for judicial review of a dispute between a service provider and a service recipient (information on what applies in Sweden can be found on verksamt.se, and information on what applies in the EU can be found at the Points of Single Contact in each EU country).
- Contact information for associations or organisations where service providers and service recipients can obtain practical help (information on what applies in Sweden can be found on verksamt.se, and information on what applies in the EU can be found at the contact points for services in each EU country).
Do you have questions on services regulation?
Our experts answer questions on how the Swedish law on services in the internal market and the EU services directive affect businesses.
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