If you have a company in Sweden that sells products or services, you have to claim VAT from your customers (Output VAT). This VAT is not a cost, rather a tax you claim from your customer and forward to the tax authorities.
You also pay VAT for products or services you buy for your company (Input VAT). You will then later receive this VAT back from the tax authorities.
When you declare the VAT at the end of your VAT return period, and the amount you pay or receive is calculated as the difference between the Output VAT and Input VAT.