The small Swedish brewer Kopparbergs Bryggeri AB has singed a deal with China's largrst beermaker Tsingtao to sell each others products, the Swedish press reported last week.

The deal will see Tsingtao import Kopparbergs Bryggeri's products into the Chinese market and Taiwan, including a ange of cider products.

The agreement will also see the introduction of Chinese beer onto the Scandinavian market.

"We have shown that even a relatively small Swedish company could partner with a big Chinese one," Kopparbergs Bryggeri chief executive officer Peter Bronsman said.

No further details were available.