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Department for External Economic Relations

Department for External Economic Relations

The Department for External Economic Relations handles the following issues:

  • EC trade policy
  • market access issues, trade barriers and trade defence instruments;
  • World Trade Organization (WTO);
  • issues related to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and other economic organizations and institutions in so far as the issues do not fall under the administration of any other organisational unit;
  • trade and Development issues and relevant multilateral organisations;
  • preparation, evaluation and coordination of the general policy concerning Finland’s export promotion and internationalization of companies;
  • control of export and export authorisations of dual-use items, and coordination of export control issues;
  • promotion and protection of Finnish investments;
  • international agreements concerning trade policy and preparation of legislation related to the tasks of the Department;
  • other issues related to Finland’s trade and economic relations with foreign states in so far as they do not fall under the administration of any other organisational unit.
  • Communications on external economic relations.

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for External Economic Relations
PO Box 413
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for External Economic Relations
PO Box 428
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Director General

E-mail:

Visiting address:

Laivastokatu 22 A MKA 3
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for External Economic Relations
PO Box 413
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Personnel

Ilkka-Pekka Similä
  • Director General
Anne Ahonen
  • Senior Adviser, strategic support for the leadership
  • tel. work +358 295 351 096
Anne Ben Ammar
  • Executive Secretary
  • tel. work +358 295 351 953
Jonna Berghem
  • Administrative Officer
  • tel. work +358 295 351 227
Erkki Seppänen
  • Adviser to the Under-Secretary of State
  • tel. work +358 295 351 565
E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

Deputy Director General

E-mail:

Visiting address:

Laivastokatu 22 A MKA3
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for External Economic Relations
PO Box 413
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Personnel

Ilkka Saarinen
  • Deputy Director General
  • tel. work +358 295 351 131
E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.
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