Speaker profile


  • Mr Magnus Rentzhog
    Senior Adviser, Department for WTO Affairs
    Swedish National Board of Trade


Magnus Rentzhog is a Senior Adviser at the Swedish National Board of Trade (Kommerskollegium), providing support to the Foreign Ministry of Sweden in negotiations, both in the WTO and in bilateral and regional agreements. He has worked extensively on trade in services and investment related issues and conducts research in these areas. His research focuses on the growing importance of services in manufacturing (servicification), services and global value chains, and the digitalisation of trade. His studies have been widely spread and often cited in academic work and by business organizations and trade negotiators.

Magnus is a Swedish representative at the EU Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investments) and co-chaired the committee during the Swedish presidency (autumn 2009). He is the co-convener of ICTDS’ e15 expert group on services and a member of the e15 group on digital economy. 

He holds an LLM in EC-law from the University of Essex, UK, as well as bachelor degrees in international law (University of Örebro) and economics (Uppsala University).

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