This section gives you an overview of the available economic data and reports on Denmark and the Danish economy.
U.S. Resources on the Danish Economy
- CIA World Factbook
- Denmark Country Commercial Guide
- Human Rights Report Denmark
- Investment Climate Statement Denmark
- AmCham: AmCham advances the interests of American business overseas. They are voluntary associations of American companies and individuals doing business in a particular country, as well as firms and individuals of that country who operate in the U.S. Currently, 115 AmChams in 102 countries are affiliated with U.S. AmCham. Listings of AmChams and contact information by region of interest or country are also available. AmCham Denmark can be found at www.amcham.dk
Other Resources on the Danish Economy
- UNDP’s Human Development Index (HDI) Denmark
- The Economist’s Intelligence Unit Report Denmark
- Denmark’s National Bank (CB)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- The Trade Council: the export and investment organisation within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Ministry of Finance: Latest budget and economic outlook
- Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom
- IMD World Competitiveness Scoreboard
- TI Corruption Index, Denmark ranks first (2019)
Treaties & Agreements
Please find links to treaties, agreements and other legal texts with implications for Denmark. Be advised that this serves only as informational assistance and should not be seen as an exhaustive list.
Denmark is a full member of the EU and the W.T.O.
- For a list of trade agreements with the EU and its Member States, as well as concise explanations, please see http://tcc.export.gov/Trade_Agreements/index.asp.
- Denmark has concluded investment protection agreements with the following 45 countries and Hong Kong: Algeria, Albania, Argentina, Belarus, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Chile, China, Croatia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Estonia, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, North Korea, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe. Further, Denmark has signed investment protection agreements with Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Cuba, Laos, Montenegro, Morocco and Serbia, but these agreements await ratification. There has been no change to the status of the investment protection agreements since the enactment of the Lisbon Treaty.
- The U.S.-Danish Bilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income was concluded in 1999 and came into force on March 31, 2000. In May 2006, a protocol was signed to amend the existing tax treaty between Denmark and the United States. The most important aspect of the protocol relates to the elimination of withholding tax on cross-border dividend payments.
- Property rights in Denmark are well protected by law and in practice. Intellectual property protections in Denmark are particularly well regarded. Denmark adheres to key international conventions and treaties concerning protection of property rights. Denmark has ratified the WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) internet treaties, the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT), have been signed and ratified and are in force.
Information on EU legislation
A significant part of Danish legislation is governed by EU legislation. For information from the European Union you can use the links below. These sites are general and basic – for specific inquiries you can use these websites’ search functions or contact information.