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Swedish shipowners finally get their tonnage tax

The Swedish government has reached political agreement to introduce a tonnage tax scheme on par with other European nations, says the government in a statement on Tuesday.

Photo: Gøteborg Havn

Sweden's government will introduce a tonnage tax scheme in 2016, informs the government in a press release on Tuesday.

"I am pleased that we can introduce a tonnage tax scheme to benefit the maritime cluster, and I look forward to having more ships sailing under the Swedish flag. We know that this is very important to employment in the sector," says Sweden's minister of infrastructure Anna Johansson.

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