Negative trends emerging for Companies in Greater Copenhagen due to border controls at Øresund Bridge

194 Danish and 128 companies responded to the survey, which was conducted in December 2016

The border controls are taking their toll (photo : Johan Wessman)

Companies in the Greater Copenhagen region say their outlook has been negatively impacted by the Øresund Bridge border and ID controls as their interest in grabbing market share across the water, as well as signing co-operations, has decreased by 68 percent.

Some 15 percent of 322 companies have been impacted by rising costs due to delays in shipments, meetings and events, according to a joint survey carried out by the Danish Chamber of Commerce and Southern Sweden Chamber of Commerce earlier this year.

Worse in Sweden
However, while 8 percent assess that the controls have made it harder to recruit staff who live on the other side of the bridge, 29 percent believe that the situation is unchanged and 63 percent do not know.

The study found the Swedish companies tended to feel more negatively affected than Danish ones.

 

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