March 28, 2022
International Pension Divison,
The Agreement between Japan and the Kingdom of Sweden on Social Security to enter into force
Diplomatic notes for the entry into force of "the Agreement between Japan and the Kingdom of Sweden on Social Security (hereinafter referred to as “Agreement”) " (signed on April 11, 2019) were exchanged on March 28, 2022 in Stockholm. Following this exchange, this Agreement will enter into force on June 1, 2022.
- １For the employees temporarily sent from Japan to the Kingdom of Sweden as well as those temporarily sent from the Kingdom of Sweden to Japan, there are currently problems such as being subject to compulsory coverage under the pension systems of both countries, which cause dual payment of pension insurance contribution in both countries. Under this Agreement, which is aimed at solving such problems, those employees temporarily sent from either country to the other will be covered in principle, only by the pension system of the former country provided that the period of such detachment is not expected to exceed five years. This Agreement will also enable persons who have the periods of coverage of both countries to establish eligibility to receive pension benefits under the legislation of each country by totalizing those periods of coverage of both countries.
- ２It is expected that the entry into force of the Agreement will reduce the burden imposed on companies and employees and further promote people-to-people and economic exchanges between Japan and the Kingdom of Sweden.
- ３With the entry into force of this Agreement, Japan will have concluded social security agreements with 22 countries.
- Japan has concluded social security agreements, effective as of 28 March, 2022, with 21 countries: Germany, United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, United States, Belgium, France, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain, Ireland, Brazil, Switzerland, Hungary, India, Luxembourg, The Philippines, Slovak Republic, China, and Finland. (The agreements with United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, and China do not include totalization provisions.)