Objectives and instruments of trade policy
On the basis of the description of the operative environment and the general definition of the tasks of trade policy, the objectives of Finland’s trade policy are here broken down in three categories as follows:
- trade in goods and services,
- investment, and
- issues related to international economic activities and domestic regulation.
Trade in services has major national economic significance and notable export potential, which is why it is particularly important for Finland. That is also the case with dismantling of barriers to trade in industrial products and trade issues relating to intellectual property rights. Likewise of importance for Finland is the development of the internal market for services as a means to consolidate the EU’s competitiveness and economic growth.