Sweden: Totalization agreement with India is effective from August 1, 2014

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A totalization agreement (agreement on social security) between India and Sweden is effective as from August 1, 2014. Under the agreement, an assignee is to remain covered by home country pension benefits if the assignment has an expected duration of no more than 24 months, with an extension option for another 24 months.

The agreement may be applied to ongoing assignments with effect from August 1, 2014. For assignments from India to Sweden that extend beyond 12 months, this means that it may be possible to exclude assignees from Swedish pension benefits and the related contributions as from August 1, 2014.