Saab resumes production

Embattled Swedish car maker Saab Automobile has resolved its dispute with the Swedish Customs Agency (Tullverket) over a failure to pay customs duties.

Saab announced on Friday that an agreement had been reached with the Customs Agency’s representative Tullxperten which manages the import of Saab’s goods.

“We pay the Customs Agency and Saab pay us,” David Ekström at Tullxperten explained to news agency TT.

Production at the firm’s Trollhättan plant is now set to resume on Monday.

Production ground to a halt at Saab’s Trollhättan plant on Wednesday as the Customs Agency blocked the transportation of all goods to and from the company. Saab’s reconstruction had meant the loss of its customs credits.

Friday’s agreement concerns only deliveries to the factory.

The issue of customs formalities of the goods current in stock, including reserve parts, is not however yet resolved.

“We are working flat out on finding a solution to that, but it is not something that affects production.

Despite the agreement Saab’s factory in Trollhättan was quiet on Friday as a the plant was closed due to a planned production stop.

On Monday cars will now resume rolling off the production lines as normal.