Barriers to Trade Encountered by Finnish Businesses and Means to Address them (2009)
In autumn 2008, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, jointly with the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Confederation of Finnish Industries, the Central Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Finnish Enterprises and Finpro, carried out a survey concerning barriers to export, import and investment. A report of a survey published in 2009. A similar survey was conducted previously in 2005.
Report of a survey
The purpose of this report is to give an overview of the kind of problems Finnish companies encounter in their export and import trade. The report also sheds light on the available means to remove trade barriers.
The material used in the report is based on trade barriers that have in general been brought to the attention of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and on the replies to the survey on trade barriers conducted in 2008. The goal is thus to form an idea of what kind of barriers companies face and a general picture of their current operating environment.
Persons responsible for trade barrier issues
Ministry for Foreign Affairs:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
External Economic Relations
Market Access Unit
P O Box 413, 00023 Government
Tel. +358 9 1605 6528